Nebraska now has one fewer commit in its 2016 recruiting class.
Although it doesn't necessarily come as a big surprise, Van, Texas running back Aphonso Thomas — who committed to Nebraska over the summer — has flipped to SMU as of Friday night. Thomas announced his decision on Twitter.
Thomas did not respond to texts from the World-Herald last week when asked if he was still committed to the Huskers in the wake of St. Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers running back Tre Bryant picking the Huskers. Nebraska didn't appear to need two backs of the same type in the class and Thomas has been a SMU lean since he started telling recruiting sites more than a month that the Mustangs were still recruiting him.
SMU (1-8) is in the midst of a complete overhaul from new coach Chad Morris.
Nebraska is back to 15 commits. NU expects to take at least 22 and likely several more with attrition.