We are inching our way closer to kickoff as we hit a nice round number of 80. With 80 sunrises left until game day we are going to take a look at one of the newest Hoosiers wide receiver Leon Thornton III
Name: Leon Thornton III
HT/WT: 6’1”, 195 lbs.
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Lombard, IL
Thornton starred at Montini Catholic High School where he earned all-state, all-conference, and all-area honors two years and was named one of the team’s captains. As a senior Thornton caught 66 passes for 949 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also lettered in basketball and track and field during his career at Montini.
Thornton could be thrust into action early on in his career at IU if the current receivers on the two-deep do not improve from last year, as you can bet the farm that Wilson will have a short leash concerning drops this season. At 6’1” he has the size to play almost anywhere on the field. The Hoosiers will likely move him around in multiple positions.