"Everyone is recruiting me as an offensive guard," said Thornton. "I have pretty good footwork and a better run blocker right now. But I am getting better in pass protection."
Thornton, 6-4 and 315 pounds, is playing on the offensive line for the first time this season. The last two years he spent as a defensive tackle. According to Thornton, he has scholarship offers from Texas, SMU and Oklahoma State.
"Florida, Kansas State, Georgia Tech and Ohio State are all recruiting me pretty hard as well and I think they will all offer. Right now, Texas and Ohio State are my leaders. I really like Texas and the way Ohio State plays. I also like Florida, Georgia Tech and Kansas State. I am looking for a school where the relationships between the players and coaches is very good. I would also like to go somewhere where I can contribute to the team."
Thornton's brother, Kalen, plays defensive end for Texas. He hopes to start setting up some visits next week. Thornton has taken unofficial visits to Texas and Florida this season.
"I went to the Swamp for the game against Miami and that was a great atmosphere. It looks like it would be fun to play there."
Thornton will go to the huge Big 12 match-up next week when Texas plays Oklahoma.