Decisions, Decisions

Sitting on two football offers with potentially more on the way, two-sport star DaVaughn Thornton of Denver East ponders his numerous options.

I don't know about you, but I'm flat out jealous.  I would have liked to be really good at one sport, so good that D1 colleges were vying for my services, but alas that was not the case.  DaVaughn Thornton on the other hand has multiple D1 schools after him for both football and basketball and why not?  The 6-5 208 pound senior to be has been a member of back to back 5A state championship teams in basketball and was named All-Colorado for his play as a tight end.

 

This past season, in basketball, Thornton gained All-League and All-State honors as he averaged 13 points and 6 boards a game.  On a less balanced team, East had 5 players that averaged over 8 points a game, Thornton would have posted monster numbers every night.  Over the past two seasons, Thornton's East basketball squad has posted a 47-8 record to go with the two titles.  Thornton's court ability has drawn attention from Wisconsin, Wisconsin-Greenbay, San Diego, Montana, Montana State, Vermont, CU, CSU, UNC, Northern Arizona and Portland.

 

In football, Thornton is a big time playmaker from his tight end position, where he averaged over 25 yards a catch on the way to being named All-Colorado.  This season will see Thornton expand his game as he gets time as a linebacker as well. Thornton's first football offer came during basketball season as the University of Wyoming offered.  This was followed by an offer from Colorado State University.  Along with the CSU and Wyoming offers, Thornton is receiving interest from multiple schools ranging from the Pac 10, Mountain West, Big 12 and Big 10. 

In speaking with Thornton, I have asked if he has a preference between playing football and basketball in college and currently he would like to try both.  According to Thornton, Cal, Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State and Washington would let him try to play both.  Based on playing both Thornton says, "
more than likely I want to do both, but from everyone I've talked to that is the hardest thing to do, but I'm going to try anyway."

 

With his combination of size and athleticism, Thornton's skills are very intriguing, especially to football coaches looking for 6-5 pass catchers.  Look for DaVaughn to gain more offers as the summer goes on and into next season.

 

 

 

 

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