Thornton enjoyed the atmosphere during his stay in Austin and talked about the experience.
"It was fun. I like how I felt down there. I felt comfortable," Thornton said.
During his stay, Thornton got to talk to a trio of Longhorn coaches, including head coach Mack Brown. The Texas coaches appear to be interested and are planning on making a trip to Conroe to check out Thornton in action later this year.
"I talked to Major Applewhite, the linebackers coach (Will Muschamp) and Mack Brown," Thornton said. "They said they were coming to see me in the fall."
On top of Texas, Thornton is also interested in Georgia Tech and Florida.
"With Florida, I like how they are rowdy. I like the fuel that they bring to the game."
"With Georgia Tech, I like how they run their defense," Thornton said.