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Wyatt Thornton was brilliant in flashes last year. He played both DE and DT in 2018 and it would appear he would be similarly deployed in 2019. Thornton looked considerably comfortable squatting in the hole, shedding or just blowing up blockers, and making plays at the line of scrimmage. Here are his highlights from 2018.
Now Wyatt, at 6-1 and weighing 234 pounds, showed he could play with the leverage, and at a pad-level, which makes him an extremely difficult dig out of any hole. We could see Thornton playing more DT in college than DE as he lacks the prototype length and bend most teams want at the DE position but does have the frame to add good weight to what he has now. Thornton is both powerful and explosive at the point of contact and looks comfortable wading through wreckage (mostly of his own creation) to arrive at the ball carrier.
The Wildcats have it rolling under Coach Isaac Shelby as they have consistently seen players from the program matriculate to college rosters and they are winning at a consistent clip. Having some defensive linemen to go along with some of their offensive bigs is key to them continuing to enjoy the level of success they have the previous few years. Clarksville has been owning the lines of scrimmage on most Friday nights, a trend we expect to continue this Fall.
Congratulations to the Clarksville High School’s Wyatt Thornton, Class of 2020, for being chosen our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Players of the Week! Join us next week as we award this to another worthy recipient.
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