NCAA Snoop Asked Oregon Recruit About Swag

Yesterday I reported that top Oregon football recruit and former L.A. high school football star De’anthony Thomas Tweeted from his personal account that he had met with NCAA investigators on Wednesday.

De'anthony Thomas Oregon Nike Swag with Cordell Broadus and Chip Kelly

(Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus and De’anthony Thomas)

Thomas, one of the top 2011 high school football prospects in the country, recently signed to play football at Oregon in what reportedly may have been a last second change of heart. (Thomas spurned the hometown USC Trojans.)

After my report, Thomas Tweeted that NCAA investigators did not ask him about Oregon during his meeting with NCAA investigators. Instead, Thomas indicated - also via his Twitter account - that USC was the sole topic of conversation.

De'anthony Thomas caught in lie about Twitter account

Following his Tweets, Thomas denied to Bryan Fischer of CBSSports.com that he had met with the NCAA and that the aforementioned Twitter account containing the Tweets in question did not belong to him.

I followed that up with a report proving that Thomas did own the Twitter account from which the NCAA and USC Tweets emanated.

De'anthony Thomas Oregon Nike Swag with Cordell Broadus and Chip Kelly

Today, Thomas changed his story again. Read more…

Oregon Recruit Caught In Lie About NCAA Tweets

Earlier today I reported that top 2011 Oregon football recruit De’anthony Thomas had noted in a Wednesday entry on his personal Twitter account that he had a “meeting” with “NCAA people” earlier the same day.

De'anthony Thomas caught in lie about Twitter account

The Tweet:

JUST GOT. OUT OF A MEETING WIT THE NCAA PEOPLE MAN IT FELT LIKE I WAS TALKING TO THE POLICE

Following my report, Thomas sent out three subsequent Tweets denying that Oregon was the subject of his NCAA meeting.

The Tweets:

NOTHIN GOING ON THERE INVESTIGATIN USC

IT WAS A MEETING ABOUT USC  AND I’M NOT EVEN GOING THERE

Thomas later told Bryan Fischer of CBSSports.com that not only had he not met with NCAA investigators on Wednesday, but that the account where the Tweets appeared did not belong to him.

To verify Thomas’ claim about the alleged rogue Twitter account, I talked to two current full-time assistant college football coaches who were involved in recruiting Thomas. Read more…

NCAA Had ‘Meeting’ With Prized Oregon Recruit?

Interesting Tweet late Wednesday from one of the crown jewels of Oregon’s 2011 recruiting class, De’Anthony Thomas:

JUST GOT. OUT OF A MEETING WIT THE NCAA PEOPLE MAN IT FELT LIKE I WAS TALKING TO THE POLICE

De'Anthony Thomas Tweet

Thomas’ decision to attend Oregon was a controversial one, marked by a last-second flip from USC to Eugene.

On the day he tabbed the Ducks, Thomas said: Read more…