National Signing Day 2011: Top 10 Pac-12 Developments From a Hectic Day

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National Signing Day 2011: Top 10 Pac-12 Developments From a Hectic Day
De'Anthony Thomas shifted signing day fortunes for rivals USC and Oregon.

The Pac-12 conference's first National Signing Day has come and gone with a lot of fanfare and two traditional powerhouse recruiting schools. While the Washington States, UCLAs, and Utahs of the world were having quiet days, the Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans were in the thick of the news all day long with potential signings.

Surprises, both welcome and undesired, befell the Trojans and Ducks on a busy day.  Some players who the schools thought were locks decided to sign elsewhere, while late commitments augmented both school's classes.  Such is the way of college football recruiting.  

With USC's pending scholarship sanctions and Oregon's quest to remain in the national spotlight as an elite program, this signing day had a lot at stake for the conference's two top teams.

Here are 10 developments from National Signing Day that have a big impact on the league going forward. 

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