Guy Thomas, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound defensive end prospect out of Miami (Florida) Booker T. Washington High School, committed to the Huskers on Aug. 8, 2016. Thomas announced his decision on Twitter. "I want to further my academic career and athletic collegiate career at the University of Nebraska," Thomas said in the Twitter post.
Thomas, who had not visited Lincoln before committing, received an offer from the Huskers on Feb. 26, 2016.
John Parrella made an in-home visit with Thomas and his family on Nov. 29. That was important as Thomas was viewed as a soft commit, considering he hadn't yet been to Lincoln.
Especially with him still showing interest in other schools. He took an official visit to Maryland the weekend of Dec. 9.
That created some cause for concern as Thomas still hadn't taken a visit to Nebraska. But that visit finally came the weekend of Jan. 13. Thomas spoke highly of the visit in interviews with Huskers Illustrated and Husker Online.
But Nebraska will still have to sweat out Thomas' decision. He's set to take official visits to Louisville (Jan. 20) and Pitt (Jan. 27) before making his final choice.
Thomas' current high school, Booker T. Washington, has won four straight Florida 4-A state titles, though the defensive end joined Washington for the 2016 season after having previously played at Columbus High School. He had 54 tackles (15 for loss), 14 sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior, according to his Hudl highlight reel, and ranks eighth on the Miami Herald's list of prospects from the Miami-Dade and Broward area.
Recruited by NU's John Parrella and Brian Stewart, Thomas joins Orlando prospect Robert Porcher to become the second defensive end in the 2017 class. Thomas, a member of The World-Herald's Husker recruiting Big Board, becomes the 13th known commit in the class.
Thomas is brother to Florida State linebacker Matthew Thomas, a former 5-star recruit who played in four games in 2013 during FSU's championship run and eight games in 2014 before sitting out 2015 following a shoulder injury.
Here's Thomas' commitment announcement:
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