Profile: Thornton has started for the Tigers for the past three seasons and will be counted on to anchor both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Also plays first-base on the baseball team and has good quickness. Has drawn interest from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Auburn, but would like to go to Georgia.
Vitals: 6-1, 265. Bench: 315, Squat: 425, runs 5.2 in the 40.
Washington-Wilkes coach Frank Vohun on Thornton: "He's the best offensive lineman I've ever coached."
Thornton on Thornton: "I think we'll be better than we was last year. I think we have a chance to make it as far as we want to make it. I'm going to do the best I can to help."