Year in and year out, Katy, Texas, is home to some of the best high school football in the nation. And over the years, it’s produced plenty of Division I prospects. Its best offering for the class of 2005, is 6-foot-3, 210-pound outside linebacker Paul Thornton.
“Paul was a very solid player for us all last year,” Katy coach Gary Joseph said. “He really kept improving as the year on.”
And in the end, he helped Katy win a state championship and was named the most valuable player in the game.
All of those accolades have also gotten the college coaches interested. Thornton has already picked up offers from Northwestern, Houston, Missouri and Kansas. He also got a call from Texas A&M this summer and attended the Aggies’ mini-camp after the Texas 7-on-7 State Championship.
“I would really like to get an offer from A&M,” Thornton said. “They say they’re really impressed with me, and that’d be my top choice, but I also have some very solid other options.”
Thornton impressed quite a bit at the state championship and has Katy geared up for another run at a state title. Thornton is ranked as the No. 79 player in Texas by Rivals.com.