Thornton Receives Written Offers

August 1st marked the first day that schools could begin sending out written offers. Liberty County running back Shadrach Thornton has already received written offers from two of his top four schools. One of those offers meant a lot to Thornton.

Georgia Tech was one of the two schools to offer Shadrach Thornton. He received the offer in the mail this week. "They were already in my top four and this shows me that they are just as interested in me as I am them."

The offer from Tech was expected but it still meant a lot to Thornton. "Back at the one day camp I attended I did really well." Thornton excelled in the one on one drills along with the footwork drills. "Coach Johnson called me up to his office and extended me an offer and told me that he really like the way I handled myself and that he really wanted me at Georgia Tech." That meeting led Thornton to believe that once schools could start sending out written offers that he would get one.

Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky continue to be his top four schools. Shad has a good idea of what it will take to separate one of those schools from the pack. "I'm looking at academics as I plan on majoring in engineering and I will look at the depth chart." Those will be the two factors in making his college choice.

Finding a position in the Tech option offense will not be a problem for Thornton. "Coach Johnson says I would be very versatile in his offense." The Jackets feel that Thornton could be used at B-Back or A-back in their offense. "If I went to Georgia Tech, it wouldn't matter as both are great positions for running backs."

Look for Thornton to make his decision during his senior season. "I want to take official visits to all four schools especially Kentucky and Vanderbilt as I haven't even seen them yet." Look for Georgia Tech to have the final visit from Thornton following his visit to North Carolina State. "After those are over I will make my decision."


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