Posted by Bryan Fischer
After a full day in which rumors ran wild, at least one site has finally caught up with Crenshaw (CA) athlete De’Anthony Thomas. The speedy Thomas has been committed to USC since May of last year and one of the Trojans biggest recruiters but late Sunday night, several reports had him switching his commitment to Oregon.
One of the chief reasons for the speculation was a last minute trip to officially visit Oregon over the weekend.
“Man, it was everything I thought it would be and more,” Thomas told DuckTerritory.com. “That program is loaded with talent. It is one of the things that caught my eye when I was there.”
Thomas has not told any outlets what his plans are and if he has even decommitted for USC. Multiple USC recruiting cites are reporting that he will announce at 5 pm PT on Signing Day. USC has their Signing Day press conference scheduled for 5:30 pm, while Oregon’s is scheduled for 1 pm.
There was positive news for USC today with the commitment of Moreno Valley (CA) wide receiver Junior Pomee. At 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, Pomee can play receiver or grow into a tight end in college. He is the Trojans’ 25th commitment and 17th that will sign on Wednesday.
News also broke out of Florida on two commitments, one of which is a big change of commitment. West Boca Raton (FL) receiver Robert Lockhart verbally committed to Virginia Tech. In non-BCS recruiting news, Dade City (FL) safety Jamie Byrd changed his commitment from Boise State to TCU.
More nuggets will be posted in tomorrow’s Recruiting Roundup.