This year Justin Thornton has been all over the place. And he has been in the end zone a lot.
Over five games Thornton has scored 11 touchdowns and they have been in a variety of ways. He has scored as a wide receiver, punt return, kick return, and on an interception. His best night came against Oak Park when he scored six times.
Thornton, a 6-foot-1, 180 pound defensive back has also been active on the recruiting front and has set two official visits.
“I am going to Kansas on Dec. 3 and the following weekend I am going to Missouri,” he said. “I went down to see the Missouri-Colorado game this weekend and last weekend I went to the Kansas-Texas Tech game.”
There is a new school that has come into the mix.
“I might also take a visit to Northwestern,” he said. “They have talked to me about it. But that depends whether they offer or not.”
Thornton is in a different position than a lot of recruits. He lives in Missouri and said that is one reason he is seriously considering the Tigers. But he adds that he lived in Kansas until his freshman year in high school. He maintains nobody has an edge right now.
“I am leaving all of my options open,” Thornton said. “I don’t have any leaders. I won’t make a decision until I take my official visits.”