Shadrach Thornton Gets Offered

Liberty County running back Shadrach Thornton made the trip from Liberty County, Georgia to Atlanta looking to earn a scholarship at the first day of the Georgia Tech camp. Thornton did a lot of things at the camp to catch the eye of the Georgia Tech coaches.

Shadrach Thornton was pleased with his overall performance but knows he has some things to improve. "My performance went pretty well. The only thing I'm disappointed about was my forty time. Other than that, I'm happy with my performance."

The field surface was different than ones that Thornton had run on before. "It took some getting used to but once I got used to hit I was able to dominate on it."

The one thing that stood out in Thornton's performance in the position drills and the one on ones was his pass catching ability. "I had to come out and show my ball handling skills and my explosiveness in and out of cuts."

In addition to performing at the camp, Thornton also had a chance to talk to some of the coaches. "I talked to Coach (Paul) Johnson and he was very excited to have me at the camp. "My recruiting coach (Coach Lamar Owens) made sure I got up here for camp."

The camp was a chance for the Georgia Tech coaching staff to evaluate Thornton as they've never seen him in person. "I came out here with a chip on my shoulder to show them that I wanted an offer so that if I do get it, I deserve it. It was fun. It's the game of football and you have to make it fun."

Thornton has a good core of offers to evaluate while he waits to see if he receives an offer from Georgia Tech. "I currently have seven offers from Kentucky, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, Georgia State, Western Kentucky, Miami of Ohio, and Marshall."

With one camp behind him, Shadrach has plans to attend a few more camps. "We're definitely trying to get up to Kentucky, North Carolina State, and Vanderbilt."

Where would an offer from Georgia Tech put them on his favorites list? "If I received an offer from Georgia Tech,they would definitely be in my top four. My mama doesn't want me to go too far so that will definitely play a big part."

Following our interview with Thornton, we learned that Thornton did receive the offer that he was hoping to get from Georgia Tech.


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