DL Michael Thornton (6-2 285) of Stone Mountain, GA has four offers including one from USC. His other three are from Miami, Auburn, and NC State. Thornton also has interest from Florida, Vanderbilt, East Carolina, Tulane, Louisiana Tech, and Michigan State.
He was able to visit USC for their junior day and had a great time in Columbia. "They were the first to offer me and treated me really good," said Thornton. "They made me feel like I was at home. I see USC getting better and only going up."
He also went to Tech for their junior day. "It's just a great place," he said. "It's only about half an hour from my house and Atlanta is a great place."
Thornton had 95 tackles, 49 solo, four sacks, three forced fumble, and one fumble recovery as a junior.
He is planning a trip to Miami and another to Columbia to take in spring practices and also plans to go to Florida for their spring game. He has no favorites.