The List: 2013 college football recruits whose names start with 'De'-'

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Twenty of them, to be exact.

Oregon speedster De'Anthony Thomas represents a growing trend in college football in two ways. First, he is a player who can rotate through different positions in an offense, presenting a unique and electrifying offensive threat at several spots on the field.

Second, he was one of fourteen recruits in his class to carry a name starting with "De'-", another quantifiable college football trend of note. For reference, we include this extremely scientific graph representing the rise of the "De'-" era in college football, compiled with research by SB Nation recruiting guru Bud Elliott.

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This year's national recruiting class features at least twenty "De'-" names. The 2013 class, in no particular order:

1. De'Asian Richardson

2. De'Niro Laster

3. De'Mario Evans

4. De'Marieya Nelson

5. De'Vondre Campbell

6. De'Runnya Wilson

7. De'Ondre Wesley

8. De'Vante Scott

9. De'Quann Ruffin

10. De'Shawn Beck

11. De'Juan James

12. De'Andre Simmons

13. De'Marcus Paige

14. De'Shaun Wells

15. De'Xavier Lancaster

16. De'Quan Pettway

17. De'Von Bollinger

18. De'shone Randall

19. De'Shawn Ford

20. De'Rahjai Robinson

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