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08:21 AM ET 02.02 | Heading into Signing Day, De'Anthony Thomas has two prominent West Coast powers wondering. Thomas took a visit to Oregon last weekend and that started a flurry of rumors regarding how solid his commitment to USC is. Thomas, who prefers to be called Black Mamba, has been a huge part of the USC class for a long time with his god brother, Victor Blackwell, and friend Max Wittek. But he might want to get out of L.A. and he would be a great fit in the Ducks' offense with his speed. Washington has also apparently entered the picture as an option for Thomas and Blackwell. Thomas will announce on Wednesday whether he is sticking with USC or heading north.

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February 2, 2011  08:28 AM ET

Black Mamba...



All we need at SC - another head case before he straps it on once...

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February 2, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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Black Mamba... All we need at SC - another head case before he straps it on once...

Yup. Good luck to you with this one. He sounds like an 18 year old tool.

February 2, 2011  08:59 AM ET

My understanding is he lives two miles from USC and some are advising him he needs to get away from home for a variety of reasons. One could be noble (get away from the homies) and the other could be slimy (my handler and your family are getting some $cam cash.) What's the scoop OT?

February 2, 2011  09:02 AM ET

Will he have to change his nickname to White Duckling?

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February 2, 2011  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yup. Good luck to you with this one. He sounds like an 18 year old tool.

Yep... that's my take.

February 2, 2011  09:23 AM ET

Top Recruit Flipping OFF USC.

February 2, 2011  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

My understanding is he lives two miles from USC and some are advising him he needs to get away from home for a variety of reasons. One could be noble (get away from the homies) and the other could be slimy (my handler and your family are getting some $cam cash.) What's the scoop OT?

DC, I don't know, IMO I think the kid is a headcase!! He is just playing the media and wants to wait until the last minute to decide. Of course a little $Cam money wouldn't hurt!! LOL.

February 2, 2011  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Will he have to change his nickname to White Duckling?

The Drake

February 2, 2011  09:41 AM ET

When I hear "Black Mamba", I think of Roger Mayweather, Floyd, Jr.'s uncle. That dude was a bad.a.ss when he was boxing.

February 2, 2011  10:04 AM ET

Well, those rotten Trogans got Lamar Dawson. <Grumble, grumble.>

February 2, 2011  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yup. Good luck to you with this one. He sounds like an 18 year old tool.

Sorry Stu but not a tool. All indications are he will be staying home. As he freakin should.

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February 2, 2011  10:37 AM ET
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Just enjoying the lime light and the free visit, ICE?

lime light and neon yellow!

February 2, 2011  10:39 AM ET
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When I hear "black mamba", I think of a snake. ; )

I thought that was some G.I. Joe character!?

February 2, 2011  10:43 AM ET
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Just enjoying the lime light and the free visit, ICE?

Pretty much. Can't blame any kid for wanting to visit Eugene. Especially one who lives anywhere near the Coliseum.

February 2, 2011  10:48 AM ET
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When I hear "black mamba", I think of a snake. ; )

Snaking off to Eugene.

February 2, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Sorry Stu but not a tool. All indications are he will be staying home. As he freakin should.

Can't blame him for taking his visits. You better hope he didn't get to sleep with one of those Oregon cheerleaders while he was up there, though.

 
February 2, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Pretty much. Can't blame any kid for wanting to visit Eugene. Especially one who lives anywhere near the Coliseum.

I agree. Nothing wrong with that. Kind of a cool nickname too in my opinion. I wish him well.

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