Changing the game: De'Anthony Thomas 

January, 21, 2013
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Sometimes it might seem to be a little bit overdone, but there is simply no way to overstate the impact that De'Anthony Thomas' decision to flip from USC to Oregon has made on both programs.

Thomas is regarded as one of the most talented players to ever come out of Los Angeles. Having attended Crenshaw High School -- in the shadows of the Los Angeles Coliseum -- Thomas was born to be a Trojan. He was committed to USC for nearly a year before changing his mind. The idea of leaving everything behind in South Central L.A. led him to contact the Oregon coaches. The next thing everyone knew he was announcing his decision in a tearful press conference.

And all he has done is set record after record at Oregon while saving his best for the biggest stage.

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