"They've been recruiting me since freshman year, and I can't complain," Shadrach Thornton said.
When he visited Tech to attend a camp in June, he had plenty of fun on the field, and felt like he did everything he could to impress the coaches with his skills.
"I had fun and dominated," Thornton said with a laugh. "I basically just went out there and competed."
Thornton did more than enough to get the coaches to buy in to his game. When the camp was finished on the field, he was brought to head Coach Paul Johnson's office to speak with the head honcho. When they began wrapping up their meeting, Johnson extended an offer Thornton's way.
"It was extraordinary," Thornton said about the conversation that ended with an offer. "I was speechless."
A month ago, Thornton said that his list of favorites would immediately include Georgia Tech as soon as he got an offer, and he held up to that promise, moving them into the upper echelon of schools in which he has interest.
"They're definitely top two, top three, top four," Thornton said. "I don't have an official list of favorites, but Tech is as high as anyone right now."
Citing a spectacular relationship with Coach Lamar Owens, his recruiting coordinator at Georgia Tech, Thornton is planning on sitting down with his high school coaches this fall and weighing pros and cons of each school before he makes an official decision. He also plans to visit Vanderbilt and Kentucky during the high school season, but right now, it looks like the Yellow Jackets are in good shape to land the services of the senior.