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Georgia

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Mike Thornton

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
GeorgiaCOMMITTED (02/03/2010)Offered12/11/2009Rodney Garner
AlabamaNoneOfferedNone
ArkansasNoneOfferedNone
AuburnNoneOfferedNoneTracy Rocker, Tommy Thigpen
ClemsonNoneOfferedNone
East CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
Georgia TechNoneOfferedNoneBrian Jean-Mary
KentuckyNoneOffered01/22/2010
Louisiana TechNoneOfferedNoneChino Fontenette
LouisvilleNoneOfferedNone
Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNoneWesley McGriff
MichiganNoneOfferedNone
Michigan St.NoneOfferedNone
Mississippi St.NoneOfferedNone
N.C. StateNoneOfferedNone
Penn St.NoneOffered11/06/2009Larry Johnson
South CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
USCNoneOffered01/29/2010Ed Orgeron
West VirginiaNoneNone

Scouting Report on Mike Thornton

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 11/03/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Has very wide base with thick thighs and calves and muscular upper body with wide shoulders. His build is very similar to that of Miami Hurricane sophomore Marcus Fortson.
Needs Improvement: Would like to see him improve his hip and knee flexibility, which should help him stay lower at the point of attack and improve his uncoiling power coming out of his stance.
Most Impressive: He has extremely quick feet and lateral movement that gives him the ability to sidestep offensive linemen before they can even get out of their stance. Thornton also possesses a tremendous powerbase which gives him a natural advantage when it comes to leverage.
Conclusion: He could make an immediate impact making the two-deep at defensive tackle because of his size and strength. Thornton definitely has what it takes to eventually become an all-league performer at a position that is the most physically demanding of any on the football field.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Top talent coming to state track meet05/10/2010 UGASports.com

Every year the state track and field championships wind up bringing some of Georgia's top football talent to Jefferson to compete for the coveted medals. To see which recruits will be participating, check inside to find out.

Coach's Corner: Mike Thornton04/19/2010UGASports.com
Top recruiters by conference02/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Class of 2010: Top 25 recruiters02/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the SEC02/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day 2010: The top 25 teams02/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Thornton makes Dawg fans happy02/03/2010UGASports.com
Bulldogs brace for Signing Day02/02/2010UGASports.com
Big Ten Blitz: Big week for the Buckeyes?02/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
SEC Blitz: Big names on the board02/01/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Thornton still making up his mind01/29/2010UGASports.com
Whispers: Who has the edge for top prospects?01/27/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Big Ten Blitz: Looking to close strong01/27/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
New school in the mix for Thornton01/19/2010UGASports.com
Thornton impressed with new GT DC01/18/2010JacketsOnline.com
D-backs make instant impact12/30/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour: Sizing up the rosters12/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Thornton not playing around with Georgia12/14/2009UGASports.com
Category rankings: Defensive tackles11/19/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Mike Thornton gets after it11/13/2009Rivals.com
Thornton talks up PSU visit11/10/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Thornton preps for PSU11/06/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Video: Mike Thornton wreaks havoc11/06/2009Rivals.com
Peach State prospects in the spotlight11/02/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
AMP: Rivals250 Thornton talks recruiting10/30/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
From the Road: Thornton plays big10/28/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Recruit Notebook: Prospects talk AU visit10/19/2009AuburnSports.com
Thornton enjoys GT visit10/18/2009JacketsOnline.com
Thornton heads back to Athens10/04/2009UGASports.com
Video: Mike Thornton wreaks havoc10/01/2009Rivals.com
Thornton considering Michigan official visit09/29/2009TheWolverine.com
Thornton takes in his first game in Athens09/13/2009UGASports.com
Recruiting Board: Defense08/31/2009GamecockCentral.com
Recruiting Notebook: Defensive Additions Part 108/24/2009UGASports.com
Still high on AU as season begins08/24/2009AuburnSports.com
Ga., Ohio and N.C. state rankings released07/31/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Will UGA make the cut for Thornton?07/27/2009UGASports.com
Top Georgia DT makes another trip to AU07/26/2009AuburnSports.com
Calif. WRs highlight additions to the Rivals25007/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Dawg Night Notebook07/19/2009UGASports.com
Stephenson DT in search of perfect fit07/14/2009JacketsOnline.com
2010 Defensive Outlook07/09/2009UGASports.com
Auburn strong contender for Georgia DT06/29/2009AuburnSports.com
DT Thornton excited over Michigan offer06/29/2009TheWolverine.com
Thornton has travel plans for the summer06/19/2009JacketsOnline.com
Decision upcoming for Cornileus06/05/2009CaneSport.com
List growing for Georgia three-star DT06/04/2009BulldogBlitz.com
Thornton intrigued by Jackets06/01/2009JacketsOnline.com
Auburn makes noise with big weekend05/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Are Dawgs too late for Thornton?05/20/2009UGASports.com
Clemson offers MVP DT05/20/2009TigerIllustrated.com
Cornileus plans Cane unofficial visit04/27/2009CaneSport.com
Pass rushers put on show at Athens Nike04/26/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Carolina impressed Peach State DL04/13/2009GamecockCentral.com
Georgia D-linemen planning to check out Rebels04/06/2009RebelGrove.com
Ga. DT high on Canes04/06/2009CaneSport.com
Georgia defensive tackle has NC State offer03/31/2009TheWolfpacker.com
Georgia linebacker visits Auburn Thursday03/13/2009AuburnSports.com

Stats

Defense
Year TckSck
2008 (Jr.)954