Dymonte Thomas in NFL 7v7 Tourney

Submitted by RakeFight on July 13th, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I can't decide which 2013 recruit that I'm most looking forward to wearing the winged helmet, but S Dymonte Thomas is up there, and we haven't heard much about him recently.  He's competing in a national 7v7 tournament in Indianapolis this weekend, and here's an article with some praise.  Also includes a positive shout out to Khalid Hill.  Link?  Link.

Dymonte Thomas at Marlington



Phil Brickma

July 13th, 2012 at 10:15 PM ^

I'm a big fan of Thomas, too. He committed to this class early and has been overshadowed by the camp scene and all of the blue-chippers that have committed in the past six months.

Thomas is going to be a beast in the secondary. Don't forget about him.


July 14th, 2012 at 8:06 AM ^

Seems like forever ago since Shane and DT verbaled. DT may not be out camping across the country driving up his ranking but he may be the best prospect in this class. If he came in as a RB I wouldn't bet against him being the highest ranked RB we have pulled in awhile.

Shakey Jake

July 14th, 2012 at 8:45 AM ^

If I had a penny for everytime some message board "guru" typed, "he's going to be a beast" I'd have enough money to buy several sets of guitar stings.

Mike Martin was going to be a beast (he looked like one and lifted like one) but never fully materialized into one on the field. He was good but not great.

Will Campbell was to be a beast. Maybe this year when he might likely start for the first time albeit it will be his last year playing.

BooBoo the lock down corner? Boo who?

Justin Turner...another so called lock down corner beast.

Marquis The Mark Slocum. POOF!

Kelly Baraka POOF but in a druggie type of way.

Kevin Grady. He looked like a beast in one of his mug shots.

Sam McGuffie

Tate Forcier

Darryl Stonum

While I don't expect anyone to temper their unrealistic expectations I do find it interesting that many of you somewhat intelligent posters continue to show your ignorance on just how difficult it is for many players to translate their high school skills to the college level. Michigan is over flowing with examples of kids coming in and never materializing yet not many on here have learned that basic lesson.

Sure, someone might end up becoming a beast. But odds of that happening are not great.

The funny thing is the most unlikely players typically end up becoming beasts.

One comes to mind.


He's as close to a beast you can point to for the fact he's actually pretty damn consistent with his play and has made some great plays. He's been the anchor in the secondary. He's not perfect but he's been stellar when it has mattered. If only all UM players had his work ethic and football smarts.

It's why I love his story. He's a great example of why recruiting is so hit and miss.

Ok, I've typed my peace.

Can anyone spare a dime? I want a bagel at Drake's.


July 14th, 2012 at 10:01 AM ^

Kovacs is a one out of maybe every 10,000 type of hit in recruiting. Guys of Dymonte's caliber probably have a 1 in 5 hit rate. No one is calling it a done deal but he is a highly talented high school player who you should be excited about seeing his future potential. Calm down E-thug.


July 14th, 2012 at 1:00 PM ^

Gee, thanks for "bitchslapping" my "ignorant" "sheep" ass.  I guess I missed the part where I stated that it was guaranteed that Thomas was going to be a "beast."  And I send you my most sincere apologies for being hopeful and looking forward to seeing a recruit play who has a good chance of playing well and contributing to the team I love.  I'll try to be much more negative, pissy, and insulting next time I post a thread... then hopefully I will get a pos-bang from you.

PS: Could you stop pretending that you're Shakey Jake.  I really really like Shakey Jake.  You're ruining that for me.


July 14th, 2012 at 1:04 PM ^

If you consider kovacs is a beast then I don't see how you can say Martin wasn't a beast. Also, your point that the guys who most likely turn into beasts are the Jordan kovacs of the world is undermined by the fact that you can only name one. There are plenty of recruiting misses but there are more recruiting hits than finding the kovacs of the world. The star system isn't great but it is proven that the higher table you are a a recruit the more likely he will pan out. Chill bro. There are plenty of people on the blog that recognize not all these guys are goingto pan out. You aren't as smart and well-reasoned as you think are.


July 14th, 2012 at 9:14 AM ^

Very well said shakey jake. I cant wait to see some of these guys play, but the truth is if half of the 2013 class or any class does well on the field we are doing great. Most of these guys will be a miss and not a hit or a star.That is just the way recruiting goes.

Shakey Jake

July 14th, 2012 at 9:28 AM ^

The one thing I give high marks to the staff is that they are very focused on recruiting high character kids. Sure, they are kids and kids do stupid things but unlike the last staff, this staff is paying a lot more attention to a kid's character.

And believe me, I hope the majority of these recruits pan out and are instrumental to winning many games and B1G championships (maybe one or two NCs). But my hope is tempered by reality, something many on here aren't capable of doing (and why this message board has vastly deteriorated over the years.)

Hence, why I don't post much unless I am mad and want assault mgosheep with my guitar.


July 14th, 2012 at 9:26 AM ^

Mike Martin was just 'good'?  What the hell football games have you been watching last few years?

Stopped reading your post right after that.  Don't know what the hell your talking about.

Shakey Jake

July 14th, 2012 at 9:34 AM ^

Make your case then, if you can. You might persuade me that I am wrong.

I realize he was double teamed a lot. Good players have that happen to them. But I don't see where he would qualify as great.

And the fact you didn't even continue reading based on your difference of opinion only exposes you as the narrow minded poster that populates this board.



July 14th, 2012 at 9:43 AM ^

It doesn't take much effort to make a case. He was drafted to play in the National(f'n) Football League. If that isn't great guitar hero tell us what is.