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Bright spot in otherwise dreary Georgia day

Certainly losing five-star wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers to Tennessee on top of other de-commitments was a big blow to Georgia’s 2010 class, but the day is not a total loss for the program.

UGA is still expected to have a class should fall somewhere in or around the Top ten, and part of the reason for that is Michael Thornton.

Because of the fact that the defensive tackle had been tight-lipped about his decision, speculation had been flying regarding where he would ultimately land.  In fact, I caught wind of one rumor that had the lineman headed for the Vatican’s intramural squad.  (Nickname?  The Cardinals, of course.)

As it turns out, there was never really any doubt in Thornton’s mind where he would end up sending his fax.

“”I wanted to wait until today [to announce] so all my friends and family could be around me when I made my decision,” Thornton said according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“It was tough [keeping it a secret]. Everybody was putting out rumors and speculation. [Georgia] is a great thing for me and my family.”

A big reason for Thornton’s decision was the depth chart at UGA, which Thornton says will allow him to “come in and play right away.”

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