"I committed to USF." Said defensive tackle Kyrhi Thornton. Last year Kyrhi had all the intentions of signing with South Florida – until FSU offered. The Noles offered the week before Signing Day and Thornton ended up committing and days later signed an LOI to play at FSU. However, grade troubles sent him to Hargrave Military Academy. While at Hargrave his relationship with FSU deteriorated and he was never offered a scholarship to come back to where he originally signed.
"I guess they (FSU) only have a few scholarships left and the one's they got aren't for me."
What was it that made Thornton choose USF?
"They recruited me the entire year last year, then FSU came in and I wanted to play at home. But USF was the place I planned on going the whole time until Florida State jumped into the picture."
While at Hargrave Kyrhi said he's spent a lot of time working on his test scores and maturing as a person.
"I learned to be more responsible and take care of my business. They helped me a lot as far as studying for my tests and getting my grades on track."
Thornton has a teammate that USFNation.com reported on earlier, Onterio McCalebb, who is also interested in the Bulls.
"He actually asked me to get him in touch with USF. It's kinda weird that after all this we might end up playing together at South Florida. It's been a long process."
"I'm excited to have it all behind me and I'm ready to play for USF. My mom is real happy because she wanted me to go to USF all along. When I talked to Coach Canales yesterday they told me they wanted me and that's all I needed to hear."
Thornton says his grades are right where they need to be, he's already submitted his transcripts to the Clearing House and he's waiting for their approval. He'll have 4 years of eligibility remaining.
Bulls Get Commitment From Hargrave D-Lineman
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