Georgia Tech still has a chance for one of the state’s top running backs who committed to Kentucky on Sunday.
Shadrach Thornton of Liberty High School said he will go ahead and take his official visit to Georgia Tech next month despite his pledge to Kentucky. He will also visit N.C. State.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder said he talked with Georgia Tech assistant Lamar Owens.
“I called to let him know that I did commit but that I still wanted to take my official visit there to make sure Kentucky is where I want to go,” Thornton told the AJC. “Coach Owens totally understood. Kentucky was my first official visit, and I’ve got to factor in the distance from home, and what are the pros and cons of each school.
“I’m going to take my official visits to Georgia Tech and N.C. State. If I feel the same way about Kentucky after all of that, then I will pick those guys.”
Thornton will travel to N.C. State this weekend and Georgia Tech on Oct. 29.
He has a 3.27 GPA and plans to study Mechanical Engineering.
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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