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Nebraska Football: Defensive End Guy Thomas Officially Becomes A Cornhusker

John Parrella got the signature of the Miami prospect & held off Pittsburgh and Louisville to the end.

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If there was a worry about a decommitment during National Signing Day, it was definitely Guy Thomas. The Defensive End took visits to Pittsburgh, Maryland and Louisville after his Husker verbal, but in the end he stays in Lincoln. Thomas has indeed signed his Letter of Intent and is officially a member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Thomas, who hails from Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Florida, is the 454th best player in the 2017 recruiting cycle according to the 247Sports composite. Thomas is the 25th best Weakside Defensive End in this class, and the 61st best player in the state of Florida this cycle as well.

Besides the aforementioned school above, Thomas sported offers from Alabama, Auburn, Colorado and Florida State among his Power 5 and FBS offers, which was numerous.

Expectation: Thomas would have probably been able to possibly contribute in the 4-3 of Mark Banker as a pass rusher later on in his Freshman season, but he may be a Outside Linebacker or 3rd down pass rusher in the Bob Diaco defensive scheme that is the 3-4. That isn’t a bad thing, considering that the Huskers may be absent that many players on the roster alone. However, one could mention that at 203 pounds, Thomas may need to beef up a little bit before he gets on the field. If Thomas isn’t clicking the 2 deep right away, I think a redshirt year would benefit him at the training table.