2017 Season Notes
» Recorded three tackles in each of the first two games of the season
Before Nebraska (Mustang HS)
Oklahoma native Deontre Thomas is part of an impressive group of defensive line prospects in the Huskers’ 2017 recruiting class.
During his senior season Thomas helped Mustang High School to an 8-4 record and a trip to the Class 6A state semifinals. Thomas racked up 79 tackles and eight quarterback sacks for Coach Jeremy Dombek’s team.
Thomas’ play for the Broncos was recognized as he earned first-team all-state honors from the Daily Oklahoman and USA Today.
Mustang High also reached the state playoffs and posted an 8-4 record in 2015 in Thomas’ junior season. Thomas also played varsity ball as a sophomore, helping Mustang to an 8-4 mark and a trip to the state semifinals.
The 6-3, 280-pound Thomas is ranked among the nation’s top 200 overall players according to 247 Sports. The service also listed Thomas as the nation’s No. 11 defensive tackle and as the No. 5 prospect in the state of Oklahoma. Thomas is also ranked among the top 45 defensive tackles in the country by Rivals.com and ESPN.
Thomas only visited Nebraska, but had numerous offers including Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas State, Michigan, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, TCU and Texas Tech.
Thomas was born on April 30, 1998, and he is the son of Cameal and Frank Thomas.