Deontre Thomas, a talented defensive lineman from Oklahoma, is on the verge of making a nonbinding commitment. And Nebraska appears to be one of the frontrunners.
It appears that Thomas — a 6-foot-3, 275-pound prospect from Mustang, Okla. — is choosing between Nebraska and Michigan (the two schools he visited this month). But a tweet he posted Sunday indicated there are five options: NU, U-M, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Arizona State.
Thomas is an intriguing prospect in that his recruitment really didn't start heating up until a few weeks ago. Iowa State was the first school to offer him a scholarship — and that was in February.
Since then, the interest has skyrocketed (NU offered April 5). Interestingly enough, though, the two in-state schools, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, have not offered. Perhaps those staffs intend to make a strong push late in the process? We'll see.
But at least to this point, Thomas isn't waiting. He's apparently ready to decide.
Thomas had 64 tackles for Class 6A Mustang High School last year. He led the team with six sacks and also recorded eight tackles for loss. He's a consensus three-star recruit.