Quarterback | 6'2 | 225
Ocean Lakes HS
| Virginia Beach, Va.
Ocean Lakes Head Coach Chris Scott
"To me, Lafonte is the total package. He does his work in the classroom and in the community to impact people in a positive manner. Then on the field, he'll do everything possible for his team to be successful.
"Lafonte can definitely beat you with his arm and his feet. His speed is exceptional for his size. We play some pretty fast teams around here and Lafonte is able to run away from most defensive backs.
"Lafonte has a tremendous, tremendous future. He is the type of young man that will accept challenges and do whatever it takes to succeed. Vanderbilt is getting the real deal."
Selected Vanderbilt over Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Stanford, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
Multi-year team captain...Ranked among state's top seniors... Lettered four years as dual-threat QB for Virginia Beach power.. As senior, named team MVP after accounting for nearly 2,000 total yards despite missing time to injury... Named to first team All-Beach District team as senior.. As junior, produced 1,012 passing yards, 812 rushing yards and 23 combined TDs for undefeated team, though squad was forced to forfeit first six wins... Lettered as sprinter on state champion track squad... Made high school Honor Roll all four years.
Lafonte Tavor Thourogood... Born Feb. 3, 1993... "Tay"...Son of Andre and Kimberly Thourogood... Dad is Virginia Beach municipal employee; mom is a nurse... Has six siblings: brother, Deon Miller; sisters, Shanizua, Lyric, Odyssey, Harmony, and Rhythm... Brother is sophomore wide receiver for Temple Owls... Enjoys golf and hunting.