can he wear #32? I'll get confused otherwise
Per ESPN: USC Commit DeAnthony Thomas looking at UM
be referred to as "D.A.- Train?"
You're thinking of THE Anthony Thomas. We're talking about DEAnthony Thomas.
It's the Spanish version.
Of Anthony Thomas? I didn't know he had a kid ten years younger than him.
Anthony Thomas was drafted by DA Bears.... but there he wore 35...
so DeAnthony should.... Da Bears... DeAnthony... Da Bulls... Polish Sausage
well, now i'm confused. And hungry. And fearing a heart attack...
Actually, I think this means Anthony Thomas is moving to defensive end. I can hear Brent Musburger make the call: "Lookout QBs, here comes the A-Train!"
I don't think there is even a realistic chance that he's coming to UM. I'll be more than happy to eat my words if it happens, but I just don't think so.
Thomas says he plans to take all five official visits.
In addition to Michigan (1) and Ohio State (2), Thomas said he is interested in visiting Washington (3), Florida (4) and Miami (5). (numbers added)
This says to me there's a high likelihood UM is one of his five visits. that's as much interest as we can ask for.
This was on a scout article a while back too... normally I'd say this isn't something to get excited about but there might be something to this.
Would be a major coup to land the Black Mamba, but no, just don't see it happening barring a complete meltdown by USC this season.
Meanwhile, a similar situation was playing out in California, where Long Beach star CB Donovan Warren was supposed to be a USC lock, even as Michigan coaches moved in on him.
Im keeping my fingers crossed.
Resembles your userpic, SchupanBlue.
How about they just extend him a scholly and then gauge his interest...
i agree. offer him and then see how much his interest perks up.
Whoa whoa whoa. Why don't we wait until we know which pitch he's "most" interested in or at the very least the pitches for which his interest is "very high" before we go throwing offers around willy-nilly.
always good to be in these conversations. He's a top prospect looking at top programs - we always want to be on those lists. And we are in play for anyone if we can get them on campus
I couldn't agree more. When the word was out that USC players could transfer we all got excited about possible transfers but heard nothing about interested players. The fact that our name is out there is much better just hoping based on nothing.
Stories like this help me through this dark time known as Summer.
snake oil time!
On his Rivals profile, 2 of the 3 players listed as similar runnings backs are Justice Hayes and Dee Hart. Seemed appropriate.
But this kid is really good. He's worth going after.
Is that at all relevant to his USC commit? Does he have a strong preference?
I thought I read somewhere that USC wanted him as a DB. He is Scout's #1 CB and he is Rivals #1 all-purpose back. Five Star to both.
#1 cb on Scout #1 APB on rivals..... so kid has some talent
Yeah, he's basically a great athlete who will be good at any position that doesn't require him to be big. If he came to UM, he could play RB, slot or CB and contribute immediately.
If he wants to play RB though, maybe he doesn't want to be behind Dillon Baxter for a while.
But wasn't Thomas rated higher than Baxter? It just doesn't seem like a foregone conclusion that he'd be behind Baxter. It's been a long day, I don't really feel like looking it up.
I look at it as a inner city kid, looking to take an official across the country on the college's dime.
I don't think you can say that...
I wouldn't take an official to Hawaii. Why? Because I'd end up spending almost as much time traveling as I would actually being there. A normal college visit goes this way: travel day (Friday), day on campus (Saturday), travel day (Sunday). It's not quite the "vacation" people make it out to be.
you want you just need to include rich kids and suburban kids too. I'm sure there are plenty of youg HS guys regardless of demographics or economic status that would take a free trip to some of the college towns. Oh! by the way, you've been exposed.
Thomas and Hart?
QB jerry neuheisel who did some camps with thomas. he said thomas is gonna be a DB. period. im not saying that RB isnt a possibility but his best position has got to be DB.
im not disagreeing with you that hart n thomas(who doesnt want double Ds....har har) would b a great great great great tandem/recruiting pickups out of 2 loaded states. i just dunno where to comment with this info so i replied to u.
Well I just went by the APB designation on Rivals, but shoot, I'd take a superstar DB right now.
"I'm still solid to USC," Thomas said. "I just want to look at some other schools."
"Of course I still want to marry you, I just want to look at some other women, that's all."
To piggyback on your translation, USC was the smokin hot chick who DeAnthony didn't realize had an STD til he got married. I'm thinkin he wants out.
Good news for him is, he's only engaged.
I look at that list and see three schools with programs that have promising rebuilding projects going on (well, Washington and Michigan at least, with Miami not quite as interesting to me despite strong recruiting) and two that are known quantities (OSU, Florida).
Given his initial choice of USC, we can surmise that it is very simple -- he's looking for a winner. There aren't that many recruits who can pick their program, but Thomas is one of them. So why even look at Michigan, unless he thinks it's possible that in 2012 and 2013 the Maize and Blue will dominate the Big Ten? That kind of thinking just reinforces the knot I have in my stomach as this season approaches -- a lot is at stake, and I don't mean Rich's job, I mean this kind of national recruit is going to notice if Michigan looks good this year, even with some tough losses. For these kids, at least for the smart ones, it's about the future, not the status quo.
Mgorecruit.blogspot reported this on July 7th.
I enjoy that blog.