Just a week after receiving his offer from Matt Rhule and Baylor, Miami, Florida wideout Tyquan Thornton announced his commitment to the Bears today. Thornton’s recruitment is just starting to pick up, and Baylor may have found a gem in this Booker T. Washington High School standout.
Blessed beyond all measure 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/dXdQsfhzNW
— T.Thornton4️⃣ (@Humble_Ty19) March 29, 2017
THE THORNTON FILE
|Name||Hometown||Position||Position Ranking||Star Rating|
|Tyquan Thornton||Miami, FL||WR||Unranked||⭐⭐⭐|
Thornton picked Baylor over an offer from Appalachian State, and while his offer sheet is not very lengthy yet, I truly think Baylor might have struck gold with this commitment. Thornton is coming from one of the top high school football programs in the country in Booker T. Washington, and had to sit behind Syracuse signee Sharod Johnson last season. This year, as the number one receiver, Thornton should shine, and the offers will come when he does.
Thornton told Scout.com a little about why he chose Baylor:
“I chose Baylor because I feel that it will be the best fit for me, both athletically and academically. I feel that the coaches will help build me to be a better athlete, and they are allowing me to play ball and run track as well. They have a lot of good things in store for me,” Thornton said.
Thornton is the fifth member of the 2018 Baylor recruiting class, and the second receiver, though he’s a very different player from the other commit, Joshua Fleeks, who looks like more of a prototypical slot receiver.
Thornton, on the other hand, projects to be a serious outside threat to compliment Fleeks in Waco. He’s a very long receiver, and at 6-foot-3 165 pounds, he could probably afford to fill out a little before he starts being an every down receiver at Baylor. He’s got the frame that a deep ball threat needs, and has all kinds of athleticism. His routes aren’t great, but he’s got good hands, and his film reminds me a lot of A.J. Green’s high school film. I’m not saying he’s going to be A.J. Green, but the physical tools are there for Thornton, though development will be needed at Baylor.
Keep an eye on this kid. His recruitment might blow up this summer, and as is common with recruits outside of the typical Big 12 footprint, Baylor might be fighting to hold on to this one come February.