2014 Signing Class | Long and lean rush end with active hands ... recorded 56 tackles, 17 TFL, 8 sacks as a senior ... high school coach was Ashley Johnson ... O-D All-American Bowl, Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... AL.com A-List, Coastal Alabama all-region ... 247sports No. 5 DE, Top 120 overall ... Rivals No. 9 DE, Top 130 nationally ... Scout No. 17 DE, Top 150 nationally ... ESPN No. 15 DE, Top 160 overall ... PrepStar Top 15 DE ... son of Zandra Thornton.
Coach Garner: "He's long and athletic, an edge guy. He's got to get bigger and stronger. He has a chance to be a real force coming off the edge. I think he'll be a great football player before he's done."
Coach Malzahn: "A big, long defensive end that can rush the passer. Coach Craig did a great job recruiting him. I feel like he'll have a great chance at being an impact player."