Auburn signee: Justin Thornton

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Vigor High School (Ala.) defensive end Justin Thornton


Justin Thornton

Vigor High School; Prichard, Ala.

Pos: Defensive end

Ht: 6-foot-5

Wt: 222 pounds

Stats (Senior season): 56 tackles (17 for loss), eight sacks

Stars (Rivals/Scout/247): 4/4/4

Twitter: @JTbigdreams6

Quick hit: Much like fellow defensive end signee Raashed Kennion, Thornton's lanky frame is a plus; the question is how much his weight will hold him back from seeing the field in Year 1.

Malzahn says: "A big, long defensive end that can rush the passer from Mobile. Dameyune (Craig did a great job recruiting him, we really feel like he's got a chance to be an impact player."

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