Nebraska An Early Favorite For Guy Thomas

Two out-of-state programs have slipped out front for three-star prospect and 2017 Miami-based pass rusher, Guy Thomas, who's fresh off a 14-sack junior campaign.

Scholarship offers have been coming in at a rapid rate for one of the more qualified and highly-touted pass rushers out of Miami-Dade in Guy Thomas, a three-star prospect out of the 2017 class that accumulated 54 tackles, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles this past season.

Thomas, 6-foot-2.5, 205 pounds, also possesses offers from AlabamaMichiganMiami (Fl)Florida State and Mississippi among others.

"I'm getting a lot of interest from different schools, like out-of-state ones. I'm enjoying it and liking it a lot," Thomas said when asked about the recruiting process. "Some of the recent offers that I've picked up are NebraskaColoradoLouisvilleGeorgiaLSU and UCF."

This is a young man that previously had the hometown Hurricanes atop his list, but as of today, two out-of-state suitors hold the slight edge in his recruitment. 

"I only have two (standing out)," Thomas said. "Nebraska and Louisville are the schools, but I'd put Louisville first."

Bobby Petrino and his Louisville coaching staff has been honest and upfront from the get-go. Thomas certainly wants to hit the ground running and play as a freshman, but understands that nothing is promised and guaranteed with his college career still well over a year down the road.

"I'm building a great relationship with the coach, and I also love the academic program there," Thomas said. "I know I'll fit in on the football field, so I think it'd be a great fit for me.

"They told me they want me and where I'd fit in. They didn't promise me any playing time as a freshman or anything like that. They just told me about their school and program, and I like it."

It's fairly early and relationships are still being constructed, but Nebraska defensive line coach John Parrella has certainly made a favorable impression early on.

"Same thing (as Louisville)," Thomas said when asked about his interest in the Cornhuskers. "I just got in contact with their defensive line coach, and we're just trying to build a relationship.

"They told me they have a family atmosphere. The coach said it's a brotherhood and that everybody connects with everybody. He told me about their academics and just to stay on track."

Thomas has yet to take that next step and lock in dates, but is currently eyeing visits to a trio of his suitors. 

"I don't have anything planned, but I'm trying to get to Georgia, Louisville and Florida State," Thomas said. 

Thomas says he's in no hurry to make a decision.

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