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Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Michigan High School Opening Week Spotlights

In this edition, check out who outperformed the competition in the first week of Michigan high school football at the Preps Kickoff Classic

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Detroit King 2017 ATH Ambry Thomas

The sea of reporters crowded around Ambry Thomas following Detroit King's 12-10 win over Warren De La Salle at Wayne State University. He may have earned the game's MVP honors, but the focus during the line of questioning was his future recruiting plans.

Thomas mentioned LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Pitt as schools that have stood out before he enters his junior year. The 5-foot-11, 165 pounder also said that he may travel with teammate and highly touted recruit Donnie Corley to Baton Rouge when he arrives for his official visit.

Thomas also holds offers from Penn State, West Virginia, Cincinnati and Tennessee, among others.

Thomas is the No. 2 ranked player in the state of Michigan and No. 12 ranked cornerback in the nation.

Orchard Lake St. Mary's 2017 LB Josh Ross

St. Mary's needed their defensive anchor Josh Ross to have a solid performance in order to come away with a victory over the reigning Division 7 champions Detroit Loyola.

In the first quarter, Ross would sack Loyola's quarterback Nicholas Lee on fourth down to turn the ball over on downs on St. Mary's 30-yard-line. He would later force and recover a fumble in the fourth quarter to set up a 42-yard field goal for St. Mary's.

Ross said after the 24-12 win that the team did not play to their true potential and needs to correct the mistakes that don't normally occur in practice. Ross also discussed his relationship with the Michigan Wolverines, citing head coach Jim Harbaugh as a different character in a positive manner.

The 6-foot-1, 210 pounder is the No. 5 ranked inside linebacker in the nation by 247Sports.

Orchard Lake St. Mary's 2017 ATH KJ Hamler

It was KJ Hamler who received the game's MVP honors following St. Mary's win over Loyola, as he caught four receptions for 52 yards, while also coming close to picking off Lee in the third quarter.

Hamler told reporters that he won't be visiting schools anytime soon so he can focus on the team, but listed Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville, Indiana, West Virginia and Penn State as programs who stand out to him.

Louisville is the only school that's recruiting Hamler to play on both sides of the ball.

The 5-foot-9, 155 pounder is the No. 7 ranked player in the state of Michigan.