A smallish tailback (5-9, 185) who plays much bigger than his size would indicate, Thornton was the Most Valuable Player in last years class 5A state championship game against high-powered, Russellville High school.
Sporting a 4.50 40-yard dash time, Brandon Thornton leads his team to victory with a combination of power and breakaway runs.
Thornton rushed for 1,455 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior, while also catching 21 passes for 282 yards and five scores.
According to his coaches, the best way to describe the Homewood High School product is as a "player that makes things happen. By definition, he's a winner."
After his junior season Thornton received all-state recognition.
Thornton has been measured with a 33 ½-inch vertical jump He bench presses 305 pounds, squats 515 and power cleans 250.
Thornton is a good student, carrying a 3.0 GPA in the classroom. He's scored 19 on the ACT.