PLAYER: Avery Thornton
SCHOOL: Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson
SCOUTING: When this young man first began playing three years ago, it was the quarterback position that many had predicted some lofty things from. But along the way, the situation changed – and instead of throwing the ball around the field – which he did quite well, his job is now to pick the passes off – along with even catching them if called upon. One of the top athletes in South Florida has found a home in the defensive secondary, and college coaches certainly found that out during the spring. With plenty of interest from schools across the country, this is going to be a huge season ahead.