May 10, 2010

Norton still gaining attention

May is generally the time of year when high schools in the state of Texas finally put the previous season behind them, put the pads back on and start to work on the upcoming season almost like it was August. Due to University Interscholastic League regulations, not all schools have spring practice as some prefer to get in an extra week of two-a-day workouts in August. However, those schools keep their players active during May with 7-on-7 drills and conditioning work.

In addition, a lack of spring practice doesn't really lessen the work load for those coaches either due to the fact that it's the May evaluation period with college coaches stopping by all schools on a daily basis to check out possible prospects regardless of whether the school is in pads or not.

Dallas Kimball is one of those schools that prefers the extra workouts in August but finds ways to keep its players busy. Offensive coordinator Cedric King stays busy too due to the number of recruiters that are by the school to look at defensive tackle Isiah Norton. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound defender has offers from a multitude of programs including Arizona State, Baylor, Houston, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Now, it looks like more are on the way.

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