"He is a physical runner that will pound you and pound you," said LaGrange Head Coach Steve Pardue. "This is the ninth year he has been in the program and he is real familiar with what we try and do. Skyler has spent the last four seasons with the varsity."
Thornton rushed the ball 199 times for 1,592 yards and scored 21 touchdowns in helping his team to a state title last season.
"I guess you could say I am a hard-nosed runner," said Thornton. "I give a lot of effort and I am always running North-South. I think I play bigger than I am."
According to Pardue and Thornton, he has scholarship offers from Georgia, Florida, LSU, Maryland, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Wake Forest, ECU, Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee State.
"Right now, I like Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Maryland, and LSU. I do not have a leader and I hope to take my time with the decision. I am looking at playing time and tradition."
Thornton hopes to camp at Georgia this summer.