Michigan paired the first night game in their stadium's history with a big recruiting visit weekend, and the match paid off as the Wolverines have garnered a commitment from a 2013 prospect in attendance.
Alliance (Ohio) Marlington athlete Dymonte Thomas has confirmed with Rivals.com that he gave his verbal commitment to Michigan coaches after Saturday's game.
Michigan held a lead for Thomas since offering the Ohio native this past spring. He made an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor in April, then returned for the Wolverine's BBQ at the Big House event in late July, confirming after each trip that Michigan was his favorite.
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Thomas' most recent visit, however, was unquestionably the most unique. He was one of several dozen recruits in attendance for the first night game in Michigan Stadium on Saturday, seeing the Wolverines pull out a last-minute win over rival Notre Dame. Shortly after that win, Thomas informed the Michigan coaching staff he wanted to be a Wolverine.
A running back and defensive back for Marlington, Thomas is being recruited to play the safety position at Michigan.
Although there are still 17 months before Thomas is able to sign a letter of intent, the timing of his announcement is not a surprise. He stated this summer that a fall decision was a possibility.
Michigan now has two commitments in the 2013 class. Thomas joins Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback Shane Morris on the Wolverine's junior commitment list.