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DE Thomas felt no other team could beat Nebraska

Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington defensive end Guy Thomas had nearly 30 offers on the table before he decided to end his recruitment by committing to Nebraska on Monday.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound four-star prospect had steadily been narrowing his list throughout the recruiting process, but said he realized no other school could beat how he felt about the Huskers and defensive line coach John Parrella.

“I was planning on committing Saturday, but I decided to wait until today to do it,” Thomas said. “I just feel that there is no other college that can beat Nebraska and make me change my mind.

“They were fired up when I called them. Coach John Parrella, he was fired up. When I talked with them they just asked me if this is something that I really wanted to do and it is. They were all just real fired up and very excited.”

New Nebraska defensive end commit Guy Thomas says he's up to 212-pounds now and is still growing.

Thomas says he feels Parrella can develop him into a professional caliber player one day, but their relationship goes far beyond just football.

“I have a great relationship with John Parrella, the d-line coach, we talk every day,” Thomas said. “We talk about things other than football, just about life. He’s nothing but real with me and he’s a great coach.

“I believe that he can push me to that level where I’ll be NFL ready one day and I trust him. He’s a great coach with a lot of experience. I haven’t been to Nebraska yet, but I like what I hear about it from him. My uncle has helped me and he’s stayed in touch with Parrella too and he like him a lot.”

Nebraska has told Thomas – who says he’s still growing - that they plan to use his talents in a variety of ways once he gets to Lincoln which has him excited.

“I’m long and fast and I’m really quick and can use my hands,” Thomas said. “On the high school level I’m really versatile. I can play d-end, d-tackle, I can play wherever coach puts me at. I know that when I go to college they are going to probably have me as a hybrid at rush d-end and a drop back linebacker because I can move.

“I’m at 212 right now and I think I’m going to weigh at least 230 or 235-pounds of muscle when I go away to college. I know once I enter into their program and start eating right I should be able to be at least 270 and lean because I’m still growing.”

Thomas says he’s done with the recruiting process and is ready to get to work for Husker Nation.

“I would just tell the fans to keep an eye out for me because I’m coming to work,” Thomas said. “I want to be the best so I’m going to work to go get it and I’m going to get what I want. That’s my mindset, I’m just a very hard worker.”