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National Signing Day: De'Anthony Thomas, the nation's top athlete, commits to the Oregon Ducks

The Black Mamba is coming to Eugene! De'Anthony Thomas, one of the top recruits in the country, has committed to the Oregon Ducks in a press conference held at his school this evening.

Thomas was long considered a USC lock, but Oregon never gave up him, and after a surprise visit this weekend, will be coming to the U of O. Thomas is considered one of the top recruits to come out of the LA area, ever, and Oregon got him right from under USC's nose.

While taking  recruit from USC is fun, Duck fans should really be excited about Thomas' potential, and the impact that Thomas could make at Oregon. He's drawn comparisons to Percy Harvin, and will have a chance to play a similar role with the Ducks. While Thomas could play a number of positions, he'll get a shot on the offensive side of the ball, and that was a big reason he chose Oregon.

Thomas is one of the biggest recruits to come to Oregon, and I couldn't be more excited to see how Chip Kelly will use him. A player like Thomas, who is pure athleticism but is a bit on the small side, is made for a coach like Chip Kelly, that will get creative and use his talents to their greatest potential.

It's been a great day to be a Duck, and this takes that to a whole new level. With the talent and coaching staff in place,the future is bright. GO DUCKS!