Junior to Watch: Skyler Thorton
School: LaGrange, Ga.
Position: Running back
Size and Speed: Thornton is 6-foot and weighs 195 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds; bench presses 305 pounds and has a 33-inch vertical leap. Thorton has a 3.0 GPA and scored a 900 on the PSAT and is scheduled to take the SAT in June.
Statistics: Thornton rushed for 1,598 yards and scored 21 touchdowns as a junior. He led region 4-AAA in rushing.
Honors: Was named all-area as a sophomore and junior and was named all-region and all-state as a junior.
Favorite Schools: Georgia, Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Penn State
Skinny: A bruising running back, Skyler Thornton is the Grangers main ground threat and helped lead the team deep into this year’s playoffs.
He’s considered one of the top players in the state of Georgia this year and will be heavily recruited.
Thorton has been invited to Junior Days at Penn State, Iowa, Georgia, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Louisiana State and isn’t sure which ones he’ll attend.
He doesn’t have any offers yet, but expects a few over the next few weeks.