Thompson is the No. 10-ranked player in Michigan and the No. 40-ranked outside linebacker in the class of 2015, according to the recruiting website Rivals.com.
Thompson's father, Clarence Thompson, played for the Wolverines from 1993-95.
Michigan State's 2015 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 35 in the country by Rivals.com, now counts 13 verbal commitments.
The Spartans went 13-1 and won the Rose Bowl last season.
- Chris Johnson