DL Michael Thornton (6-2 276) of Stone Mountain, GA plans to have his list cut to a final five in July and he will make a decision around mid-season. His current top three schools are Auburn, Miami and Ole Miss.
Clemson and USC are among his offers and remain in contention. "I plan to visit Clemson in a couple of weeks," Thornton said. "I still have interest in them. And I'm still very interested in South Carolina being they were the first school to offer me." Thornton said he talked with his Clemson recruiter Chris Rumph last week and his USC recruiter Lorenzo Ward a couple of weeks ago.
He has been to Georgia, Georgia Tech and Alabama for unofficial visits this summer and will try to visit NC State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Arkansas.