Guy Thomas commit: What does it mean for Nebraska?
Nebraska picked up commit No. 13 from four star Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington defensive end Guy Thomas on Monday. What does this commitment mean for the Huskers?
Here is some early commitment analysis on Thomas's commit for the Big Red.
10 takeaway's on commitment No. 13 Guys Thomas
1. It's no secret defensive end is maybe the biggest hole on Nebraska's roster. By landing a commitment from Thomas, the Huskers fill a major need at arguably one of their weaker positions on the roster.
2. With the commitment of Thomas, the Huskers now have three from the state of Florida, which is the most from any state in NU's 2017 recruiting class. (We do not count OL commit Broc Brando from Florida, since he technically is from Nebraska and lives here).
3. Thomas is a true pass rush specialist, something Nebraska hasn't had the best of luck recruiting recently. He's the type of player opposing offenses will have to worry about, especially in third and long situations.
4. He comes from two powerhouse programs. Thomas transferred out of Columbus High School to Booker T. Washington this season. Both schools have winning programs and crank out top prospects on a yearly basis.
5. Thomas is a gifted athlete already, but still has a ton of upside. There's little doubt his 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame will continue to fill out once he gets to college.
6. Thomas is a big recruiting win for the Huskers. It's not very often a four-star prospect from Florida with offers from the big three in-state schools leaves home.
7. Nebraska now has two different types of defensive end prospects in this class with Thomas and Robert Porcher. They compliment each other very well.
8. Thomas is a the type of athlete that the Huskers could get creative with. He could be a stand up edge rusher or have his hand in the dirt. He could also make an impact on special teams.
9. This is the first four-star commit defensive line coach John Parrella has landed and there is no reason to believe he'll be the last given the way the first-year coach is recruiting.
10. Nebraska commit breakdown
8/8 - Guy Thomas - DE - 6-3, 205 - Miami, FL - 4 Stars
7/31 - Ben Miles - FB - 6-1, 215 - Baton Rouge,LA - 3 Stars
6/29 - Robert Porcher - DE - 6-3, 250 - Orlando, FL - 2 Stars
6/17 - Broc Bando - OL - 6-4, 280 - Lincoln, NE - 3 Stars
5/15 - Matt Sichterman - OL - 6-5, 270 - King Mills, OH - 3 Stars
4/30 - Deontre Thomas - DT - 6-2, 260 - Mustang, OK - 3 Stars
4/21 - Avery Roberts - LB - 6-1, 215 - Wilmington, DE - 4 Stars
4/16 - Brenden Jaimes - OL - 6-6, 260 - Austin, TX - 3 Stars
4/15 - Austin Allen - TE - 6-8, 230 - Aurora, NE - 3 Stars
4/5 - Tristan Gebbia - QB - 6-3, 180 - Calabasas, CA - 4 Stars
3/23 - Keyshawn Johnson Jr. - WR - 6-1, 195 - Calabasas, CA - 4 Stars
3/12 - Javeon McQuitty - WR - 6-2, 190 - Columbia, MO - 4 Stars
3/10 - Willie Hampton - LB - 6-2, 220 - Plantation, FL - 3 Stars
Commits by position
1 - Quarterback
1 - Running back/fullback
2 - Wide receiver
1 - Tight end
3 - Offensive linemen
1 - Defensive tackle
2 - Defensive end
2 - Linebacker
0 - Safety
0 - Cornerback
0 - Special teams
Where are they from?
3 - Florida
2 - Nebraska (OL Broc Bando counts towards Nebraska)
2 - California
1 - Delaware
1 - Louisiana
1 - Missouri
1 - Ohio
1 - Oklahoma
1 - Texas