Thornton Has Four on Top

Hinesville (GA) Liberty County tailback Shadrach Thornton has narrowed his focus to four schools. Pack Pride has the latest on his recruitment.

Three-star Georgia running back Shadrach Thornton has been in a lot of headlines lately.

That's because the Peach State prospect has been very outspoken about where he stands in the recruiting process.

Thornton, a 6-foot, 200-pound running back ranked the No. 67 prospect in the nation by Scout, recently announced that four schools were atop his list.

"I'd say my favorites are Kentucky, NC State, Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech," Thornton told Pack Pride recently. "They're all pretty much even."

While Thornton is saying those schools are even we can look a little beneath the surface to see which schools might have the edge.

"I prefer a pro-style offense," Thornton explained. "That's probably a little bit better fit for me."

Georgia Tech runs something far from a pro-style offense, though it might be an attractive system if Thornton wants to see a lot of carries.

Vanderbilt has received a commitment from running back Brian Kimbrow, one of the top prospects in the South. It's unclear whether Thornton would want to step into that situation with another high profile back.

Rumors of late have Kentucky and NC State battling for Thornton's top spot, though the three-star back wouldn't simplify it so much.

"I really like all of them," he continued. "I've just got to get out and see more and then I'll be able to make a better decision."

Thornton didn't have much to say when asked about individual things he likes about each school. He simply stated that those schools have made him a high priority and followed through with recruiting him. That's the common theme the schools share.

"I do like NC State a lot," Thornton continued. "They've offered me and I think I would be a good fit there. They've been recruiting me pretty hard."

The Hinesville (GA) Liberty County running back has offers from each of the schools at the top of his list.

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