Michigan State

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Lawrence Thomas

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Michigan St.COMMITTED (03/05/2010)Offered01/14/2011Pat Narduzzi, Mike Tressel
FloridaNoneOfferedNone
Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNone
MichiganNoneOfferedNone
Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
Ohio St.NoneOfferedNoneTaver Johnson
OklahomaNoneOfferedNoneBrent Venables
Penn St.NoneOfferedNoneRon Vanderlinden
USCNoneOfferedNoneJoe Barry

Scouting Report on Lawrence Thomas

by Barry Every - 09/23/2010
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeAs Good As It Gets
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: He is an oversized linebacker. A tremendous powerbase with a muscular upper body. He resembles Chris Martin from last year's recruiting class.
Needs Improvement: Shedding blockers and not allowing linemen to get to his body. He could work on getting lower at the point of attack. Thomas does not play high-end competition consistently in high school.
Most Impressive: This massive, athletic defender could project at five different defensive positions while also having the speed and hands to become a tremendous tight end. He can run sideline to sideline with the best and packs a wallop when striking the ballcarrier.
Conclusion: He could see some time on coverage teams early as he works his way into the starting lineup. Thomas has the ability to become a multiple year all-conference performer.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Lawrence Thomas, eager report and represent06/15/2011 SpartanMag.com

Lawrence Thomas, eager to report, train and get chiseled.

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Top recruiters by conference02/08/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Big Ten: Buckeyes, Huskers lead02/02/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
National Signing Day Interview: Lawrence Thomas02/02/2011MichiganPreps.com
Leaders emerge in state battles for talent01/29/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Clemons confirms commitment to Michigan State01/23/2011SpartanMag.com
Final Rivals100: The moves explained01/18/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour game awards01/06/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Spartans move on, after spurned by Jackson, Grant01/06/2011SpartanMag.com
Second team All-American defense12/27/2010RivalsHigh
Category rankings: Linebackers11/25/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top 10: Therezie tops list of headhunters11/21/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Ask Mike: Miami needs Watkins10/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Thomas embraces leadership role09/14/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texas tops preseason look at recruiting rankings08/25/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Two new five-star prospects in the Rivals10008/17/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
AMP: Linebacker future bright at MSU08/09/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Border Battle: Ohio vs. Michigan07/28/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
BadgerSports names first-team All-Americans07/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Post Camp: The top 30 for 201106/28/2010SpartanMag.com
Thomas talks 5-Star status06/02/2010SpartanMag.com
2011 Rivals100: The first five-stars06/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Breaking down the first five-stars for 201106/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
V-Cast: Landing Thomas creates serious momentum03/05/2010SpartanMag.com
Spartans get All-American Thomas03/05/2010SpartanMag.com
Michigan linebacker cuts to 1003/04/2010IrishIllustrated.com
Could Tigers strike it rich again in Detroit?02/25/2010TigerBait.com
Motor City tackling machine02/20/2010SpartanMag.com
Thomas a Renaissance Man02/19/2010USCFootball.com
ND joins list after Thomas01/26/2010IrishIllustrated.com
2011 Recruiting Spotlight: Linebackers01/01/2010USCFootball.com
Thomas talks Buckeye offer12/02/2009BuckeyeGrove.com
Video Highlights: Lawrence Thomas10/14/2009TheWolverine.com
Lawrence LT Thomas a top recruit for MSU10/13/2009SpartanMag.com
Photos: Junior linebacker Lawrence Thomas10/12/2009TheWolverine.com
From the Road: Underclassman impact10/09/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Thomas reacts to Michigan's offer10/08/2009TheWolverine.com
Sooners join Thomas' offer list10/06/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
2011 LB Thomas adds three offers09/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Thomas Excels on the Field03/25/2009Rivals.com

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Brian Orakpo - DE Houston, TX Ht: 6'3"Wt: 263 lbs Team: Washington Redskins