According to Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press, redshirt freshman defensive end Lawrence Thomas returned to practice Monday, his first football activity since sustaining a concussion in practice last week. Thomas missed Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage.
Thomas came to Michigan St. as the fifth ranked linebacker prospect in the 2010 class, but missed his entire freshman year with a shoulder injury that required surgery. He has since switched positions from middle linebacker to defensive end and is practicing on the third team behind Will Gholston and Joel Heath. According to Rexrode, Thomas claims he is the No. 2 nose tackle in the Spartans nickel package.
The 6 foot 3 Thomas looks to rebound from his various ailments and reach his top prospect potential to contribute for the Michigan St. Spartans, who rank 13th in the preseason AP poll.
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