EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Lawrence Thomas calls himself a child of God and a mommas boy, and does so with a smile.
Thomas is as sure of those claims as he was of choosing Michigan State -- which was the only school the state's top high school senior, out of the Detroit Renaissance, visited in 2010.
What's up for debate is what position Thomas should play.
The 6-foot-3, 283-pound redshirt freshman began his college career at linebacker but was moved to defensive end during preseason practices.
Two weeks ago, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio decided to put Thomas at fullback and tight end on offense.
He was a tremendous defensive player in high school, Dantonio said. He also was an outstanding offensive player. But because of his injuries, because of the depth we have at defensive end right now, hes not been able to get on the field as regularly as wed want him to.
I think hes got a lot of skills, so I just think we need to play guys, get them on the field and get them game experience...