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A year ago, Guy Thomas made his college football debut by playing against Colorado.

A year from now, he plans to return to the Division I ranks by playing with the Buffaloes.

On Saturday, the former Nebraska outside linebacker gave his verbal commitment to CU for the class of 2020.

Thomas, who redshirted in 2017 at Nebraska, played in four games last year, including on special teams in the Cornhuskers’ season opener against CU. He recorded four tackles on the season, with three of them coming against Bethune-Cookman.

In November, the 6-foot-3, 232-pound Thomas announced that he would transfer from Nebraska. He is set to play at Coahoma Community College this season and arrive at CU in January, with two years to play.

Coming out of high school in 2017, Thomas had more than 20 offers from Power 5 schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and USC.

Since announcing his transfer, Thomas received offers from CU, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Bethune-Cookman.

To this point in program history, only two lettermen have ever come to CU after playing at Nebraska: receiver Mike Duren in 2004 and tailback Mell Holliday in 2006.

Thomas is the 15th player to commit to CU for the 2020 class.