After a couple of trips up Interstate 85, Marcus Thornton of Atlanta (Ga.) Westlake decided he was ready to put an end of his recruitment on Saturday night.
Thornton tripped to Clemson, just a short drive from Atlanta, and decided that the ACC school was the right one for him. The main reason why he picked Clemson, Thornton says, was his relationship with Oliver Purnell and his staff.
"They showed me the most interest and they have been on me for a long time. They were first class all the way," Thornton said. "It's close to home and everything felt right with it…That was a huge factor. I feel like I have a great relationship with coach Purnell and [assistant coach] Josh Postorino. They have a great staff and they are great people."
Thornton, a Rivals150 prospect, hopes to give Clemson a versatile and athletic forward when he arrives to college.
"He sees me fitting in really well there. He said he thinks I can make a huge impact early in my career. He says he sees me helping them a lot," Thornton said. "Coach said he sees me playing the three and the four and being a guy that can step out and be a versatile guy."
Thornton said he also considered Wake Forest and Maryland.