Watch the pig fly and make sure your belongings don't freeze on the floor. The Nebraska Cornhuskers long, lost drought with a commitment at Defensive Tackle is over, everyone.
The Huskers get their first Defensive Line commitment since March of 2014 with the verbal of Oklahoma DT Deontre Thomas. Thomas hails from Mustang, Oklahoma and plays for Mustang HS.
Thomas, who is the 11th best player in the state of Oklahoma in this cycle, is also the 43rd best DT prospect in this cycle as well.
Thomas chose Nebraska over Michigan, while also having offers from Arizona, Arizona State and Arkansas among other schools.
Thomas got his offer back on April 5th, and visited Lincoln for the Red/White Spring scrimmage. Liking what he saw, he pulled the trigger on his birthday, which is today!
Thomas isn't going to wow you with speed or a ton of strength. However, the first thing that sticks out is that he definitely could stand to gain some weight. That will help his battle against Center/Guard combos that he'll more than likely try to make a living on. He does have very good handwork as well. Plus, it seems that he can find ways around blockers quickly, getting into the backfield.
Nebraska's Defensive Line coach, John Parrella, wins his first recruiting battle. It's not small either, as he took on Greg Mattison of Michigan on this one. That's one win for Parrella, which was one more than Hank Hughes had.
This now makes eight commits for the Huskers, who are still plugging away on the class of '17. This throws the Huskers up a couple spots back to around 17th in the 247 National rankings, while rising back up to 6th in the Big Ten Conference, back above Wisconsin.
Who do the Huskers have lined up next? We'll talk about that later this weekend. It's a good day, y'all.