Dont’e Thornton Jr., the 6’4 180 pound 4 star Penn State commit from Baltimore, MD, may not be quite as committed to the Nittany Lions as once thought. Thornton, “The Joker”, visited Morgantown over the weekend and had a “great visit.” West Virginia clearly put on the full-court press to lure the 2021 prospect to WVU:
— “The Real Joker🃏🤷🏽♂️” (@donte_thornton) May 5, 2019
Oh yeah they most definitely did you right 😎🤝
— Demeioun Robinson (@chopyoungbull) May 5, 2019
According to Rivals, Thornton has a “long, wiry frame but needs to add strength. Releases off the line well and gets into route quickly. Knows how to set up defensive backs. Locates ball well and is sure-handed. Possession receiver with big-play capability. Has deceptive speed. Runs 4.63 in 40. Attacks ball in air. Good body control and flexibility. Legitimate red-zone threat. Needs to tighten his route running out of breaks. Must get stronger in the upper body. High-level player for elite Power 5 program. Second- or third-round NFL draft potential.”
Recent WVU commit Devell Washington calls Thornton “his bro” and asks West Virginia fans to “show him some love.” Get over to Twitter and show “The Joker” how loved and appreciated he would be at West Virginia University!
— Devell Washington (@DevellWashingt2) May 5, 2019
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