July 21, 2008
VA product brings in new offers
Richmond (VA) Hermitage athlete Theron Norman has had a busy summer, but now as the season approaches he and his teammates will look to focus on winning a state championship.
What exactly has Norman been doing this summer?
"This summer is going really well, I have been busy. As far as football goes I have just been working out in the weight room and working with the team. We are trying to build a family around each other."
Norman, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds has also been busy trying to improve his overall game.
"What I have been doing for myself is running sprints. I run probably about 10 sprints by myself and then with the team. Then I get some cones and work on my defensive back skills, like my back peddle and rotating my hips. On Monday's and Wednesday I just run."
The Virginia product has held offers from in state schools Virginia and Virginia Tech as well as Syracuse, but recently he has had two other schools jump in the mix.
"I have received new offers from Maryland and Connecticut," Norman said. "I like Maryland. I went up there to visit their spring game and then I went up for another visit. I liked Maryland it is real decent up there and I like the coaches. I really have not heard much about Connecticut at this time."
Other than the five schools that have offered the four star prospect he thinks West Virginia and Tennessee could be the next to offer. Norman also talked about what he likes about those two schools.
"I like West Virginia. I was up there for the 7-on-7 and they showed me around. I like West Virginia I have kind of always liked them. I am just waiting to see if they offer me or not, hopefully they will."
"Tennessee is an SEC school and I would not mind playing in the SEC. It is real nice at Tennessee. What I saw when I was there was real nice."
One of the first schools to offer Norman was Syracuse and he wanted to visit them early, but that has not been the case. Does Norman still plan to visit Syracuse?
"I have not had a chance to visit Syracuse yet, but I am trying. I talked to Coach Trivers about a month ago and we just have to find a date," Norman stated. "It will probably be an official because we are starting a lot of things at school, so right now it looking like we will take an official visit."
Syracuse running backs coach Randy Trivers is recruiting Norman and the two have developed a close relationship during the recruiting process.
"I have a real close relationship with Coach Trivers, he came to my school a couple times and I talk to him on the phone. We have a very good relationship."
A top five does not exit for Norman, but he does admit that four schools are starting to separate themselves when it comes to showing the prospect interest.
"The schools showing me the most interest, I would say between Virginia, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, and Maryland."
A decision for Norman is still planned for later on in the year.
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