"I committed to Duke," said the 6-foot-2, 221-pounder. "I felt like it is a prestigious school and not many people get to do what I'm doing, so I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity.
Thornton was able to visit the Blue Devils recently and felt comfortable enough to call the coaches today to let them know of his decision.
"They were really excited to have me. They want me to play linebacker, and that's what I wanted to play."
Thornton plans to visit the Blue Devils again in a few weeks to see the campus again, but this time knowing he will be a future Duke player.
Damian To Duke
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