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Nebraska Freshman Has Decided To Transfer

Nebraska's flag waves in the wind.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 24: A flag of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flys before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Nebraska's football program had a decent amount of roster turnover in the first season of the Scott Frost era and it's continuing.

Huskers' redshirt freshman LB Thomas has asked for and been granted his release from Nebraska, the program confirmed today.

Thomas played just four games for Nebraska this past year, posting four tackles in the process.

Even when stretched for depth, Nebraska's coaches ultimately decided to use a converted safety as an outside linebacker rather than give Thomas more playing time.

Thomas was a three-star prospect out of Miami, Florida in the Class of 2017. He turned down Louisville and Pittsburgh in committing to Nebraska.

247Sports noted that Thomas was one of four LBs the Cornhuskers recruited in the Class of 2017. With Thomas leaving, none of those four will still be with the program.

The Class of 2017 on the whole appears to have been somewhat of a letdown for Nebraska. Of the 20 players who signed, eight are now gone and two never enrolled.