Hey guys, yesterday I was able to secure an interview with 2013 commit Dymonte Thomas. Great kid with a great attitude. If there's one thing I've learned in doing these interviews, it's that the coaching staff is bringing in high character kids who know what the rivalries mean. Hope you enjoy: Dymonte Thomas
Dymonte Thomas Interview
nice job. in a word your website is.......trememdous
"everything". I love it. Know he's talented but also knows what he doesn't know. Can't wait to get him on campus.
With heroes like those, and the athleticism/talent to actually get him there, this kid will be a cruise missile on the field, can't wait to see him playing centerfield
Sounds like a very nice, well spoken kid. And what's not to love about him and Shane beating up the recruiting scene already!
Dymonte seems like a great addition to the team. I like that he seems open to the experience and seem to be willing to work both on his play and for his time too - that says "great work ethic" to me. A Michigan man in the making.
Great interview. Thanks.
It's awesome that our recruits are bonding this early. Can only be a good thing.
Gotta get that picture of him at the big house not spartyville
I was thinking the same thing, but then I saw the empty stadium in the background and thought it was funny so I kept it.
In the blogosphere you don't just spill your sources or techniques when you're trying to become recruiting ninja....why would you ask sucha....
U ARE SPARTY SPY TRYING TO TAKE RECRUITING NINJA TACTICS /s
They're pen pals. Aqua sends him a letter with a question and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, the recruit responds, and this goes on about a dozen or so times until the interview is over.
It takes months for each guy, but that's all the technology we have nowadays.
Love your posts/ interviews. Keep them coming!
Nice stuff aqua, its quality work.. keep it up.
I've really liked your interviews, you don't ask the canned questions. Keep it up!
This is something I waited for a comment on. That's probably my biggest goal when interviewing someone is to try to change it up a bit so that they're not bored or giving him the "company answer" so to speak. Glad you feel that way and I hope other readers do too.
Aqua - You do a great job with the questions. Keep up the hard work of trying to come up with different and insightful questions. It is definitely a way to differentiate yourself. You did a great job with the HS all american live blog as well. I just happened to stop by and then I stayed which says something (of course having Logan helped but I went there before I knew he was going to be there).
Completely unrelated, but I just wanted to share this with the MGoPeople.
You work in the blogosphere, especially recruiting side, is exceptional. Keep the good work up. Plus I won the Fitz autograph from your FB page.
Recruiting Ninja in the works
Stupendous to say the least. He will be a great contributor to the defense. Also, will make HUGE impact as a recruiter for the 2013 class.
Tied for my favorite commit of the 2013 class.
Great interview. I love reading these. Dymonte and Shane are tremendous players and hopefully recruiters.
Letting DT do most of the talking without too much "leading" was really well done. Looking forward to future interviews.
I'm visiting Ann Arbor this weekend and staying with him and his family actually and with me and Shane it's really easy to convince kids to commit here. Why wouldn't they want to?
I love the fact Dymonte and Shane are so passionate about Michigan. Next years class should be a good one with those two helping on the recruiting trail.
"Anytime we pull a defensive back out of Ohio, you know there's always a chance they could be the next #2."
Watching Charles shut down 3/4 of the field, skying for the 1-handed pick against little bro., seeing him return pics for 6 points, and then that image of him grinning with that rose in his teeth...good times.
The only other player that I've enjoyed watching almost as much as Charles is Dilithium.
I think Dymonte and Jarrod Wilson will be perfect complements to one another.
i was thinking the same thing. wilson as the center-fielder free safety and thomas as the head hunting strong safety. i could definitely see him playing a troy polamalu type role in our defense
ty isaac, armani reeves, jordan diamond, and sam grant are on campus this weekend. hopefully shane and dymonte can persuade them to go to michigan! i reaaaally want ty isaac, he is the feature running back we are looking for and with the o-lineman we are bringing in and hopefully we get wyatt shallman as his leadblocker isaac could become something special.
Maybe Shane will invite Ty over for a sleepover and the three of them can stay up all night talking about being future captains together and making the Heisman ceremony an all Wolverine affair. Maybe we get LTT and Isaac as early commits as well and we have 4 top 50 guys to start off the class. I'm going to sleep now to dream of this.
It's certainly optimistic, but not totally out of the question. LTT seems like a very heavy lean, and he could pull the trigger at any moment. Isaac is more of a stretch, but if he gets to campus a few times between now and the summer, talks to the coaches and players, and sees the OL class we sign this year, it wouldn't be out of the question for him to commit.
No doubt that would be an incredible start.
Today he was offered by Okie State and was invited to USC's junior day. He's visiting Alabama on the 28th. I believe he's visiting Ohio this weekend too. His recruitment is far from over.
No doubt he'll be a highly sought after recruit, but that doesn't mean he won't be an early commit. Lots of big recruits end their recruitment early.
Regardless of when he ends it, I hope he ends up with us.
I hope so, he's a good kid and a great talent
Great interview. Let's the reader get a little feel for Dymonte's personality, and it's a good one. I know I keep saying this, but this is another guy who just seems savvy beyond his years.
lucky to have kids like dymonte and sShane. 13 gonna be hell of a class.
Aqua, as of late you've had some great interviews. Thanks for sharing. I love that Dymonte and Shane are not only close, but he's staying at Shane's house during is AA visit. Love that they're that close and love even more that Shane's parents embrace the relationship. Great start to 2013 - both talent and character!
Yeah, him staying with Shane and his family is a big deal. It means they really are close and it will only help with an out-of-state early commit like Thomas. If anyone had fears that Dymonte's commitment wouldn't last, this should ease those.
The fact that they plan on being big M recruiters is awesome too.
They already know they will be roomates in college.
Good read. Thanks.
You put the H in H2O ... nice interview
Of the 2342 aquamen on this blog, you clearly are the best.
Aqua, I'm incredibly impressed with your work. Keep it up.
Edit: Also, not to go overboard about a 17 y/o, but man, you don't hear this answer to this Q everytime with top 50 recruits:
Tremendous: Football wise, what do you need to work on?
Works well on the mobile though.
Doing so that I could scroll through the tag line was worth it.