Nebraska football landed the 13th commitment for the 2017 recruiting class at a position which desperately needed help. According to Ryan Bartow, the Huskers signed Guy Thomas, defensive end from Booker T. Washington high school in Miami, Florida.
— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) August 8, 2016
Thomas chose Nebraska over 27 other schools with verbal offers including Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Michigan. The 6'2, 220-pound strong-side defensive end was recruited by John Parella and Brian Stewart.
The Huskers need help on the defensive line following the departure of four former defensive linemen.
Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine were both drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Kevin Williams transferred to Michigan State, and Greg McMullen left football to focus on his graduate degree.