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Timber Creek CB LeVar Thornton Jr. Commits to Baylor

2023 defensive back LeVar Thornton Jr. joins loaded defensive backfield class for Bears

Keller Timber Creek (TX) cornerback Levar Thornton Jr. announced Monday he would be the latest in a string of talented defensive backs to commit to the Bears for the 2023 class.

Thornton made the announcement on Twitter, choosing the Bears over Army, Boise State and Vanderbilt among 11 offers.

Thornton (much like former Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton, oddly enough) is tall with a slim build at the corner position, standing at 6'3" and 170 pounds as a high school junior. 

Along with ball skills that stand out on tape, Thornton uses his athleticism and leaping ability to his advantage, as he doubles at receiver and is a state qualifier in the high jump. He made a 6-6 high jump at the state championships last month for Timber Creek.

In his junior season with the Falcons, Thornton led the team with 13 passes defended and three interceptions. For a team that won just three games, Thornton also only had to make 29 tackles, 20 of which were solo, meaning opposing quarterbacks were timid to throw to his side.

Committing after taking his official visit to Baylor this past weekend, Thornton was also on campus for the Bears camp June 14. His performance was impressive enough for the coaching staff to offer him that same day.

Thornton's commitment marks the 19th for the Bears for the 2023 class and with him projected to play corner rather than receiver, makes 10 total defensive commits and nine on offense.

This recruiting victory goes to cornerbacks coach Kevin Curtis.

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