10 Offers and Counting for Stephenson Star

Soon Nigel Mitchell-Thornton won't be able to count all his scholarship offers one two hands.

Nigel Mitchell-Thornton is one of the most talented linebackers in the Peach State and he has seen his recruitment steadily increase over the last few months.

Recently, the three-star prospect earned two more scholarship offers.

"I have 10 offers now," Mitchell-Thornton told GAVSV.com "Marshall and Stanford are the most recent ones."

As it turns out, the offer from the Thundering Herd is one that the 6-foot-2 and 210-pound defender is strongly considering.

"I have a lot of friends that go there," Mitchell-Thornton revealed. "I am hoping to go there this summer. I saw the movie, 'We Are Marshall,' and I really liked that. In the movie, one of the players gets hurt and still wants to uplift his teammates. I am that type of player. I am supposed to be a leader at my school and I would want to be one there like him, too."

The possibility of the Stone Mountain native winding up playing his college ball in West Virginia is strong but what about on the West Coast in California?

Mitchell-Thornton says he could see himself playing for the Cardinal as distance from home is not a factor.

"I heard a lot of great things about Stanford and their academics," he said. "It's just a great school. I know that it is far but I have talked with my family and it does not matter how far away I go. They will still be able to see me on TV or in person no matter where I go.

"They understand."

With a handful of offers and more likely on the way, the next few months could be pretty busy for Mitchell-Thornton as he plans on taking several visits to schools around the Southeast.

He recently attended Junior Day at North Carolina State as well as Mississippi State, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Auburn and Alabama.

"N.C. State had a lot more than I expected," Mitchell-Thornton said. "It was great there. I went down there and they showed me a lot. I got to see the students and the campus and I liked it a lot."

The trip to Raleigh will be followed up in a few weeks with a trip south to Florida.

"The next couple of weeks I don't have anything planned," Mitchell-Thornton said. "Then I am going down to Central Florida to go to their Junior Day. Then I plan on going to a lot of spring practices and I am pretty sure I am going to Florida's Spring Game."



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