Four-star Norman has WSU high on his list

STANLEY NORMAN

IT'S STILL ABOUT two months away, but the weekend WSU hosts Cal is already looking to be a big one. Three known prospects have set up their official visits to the Palouse, including four-star cornerback Stanley Norman. The touted prospect tells CF.C there are two reasons why the Cougs are sticking out to him right now, and why he can't wait to get to Pullman later this fall.

Norman, out of Gardena, Calif., is ranked the 19th best cornerback prospect in the land according to Scout.com. At 5-10, 170-pounds, he's quite versatile as well. With his quick speed, the Cougar coaches envision him potentially making plays not only on defense.

"I've been talking with the coaches for a while now and they just want me to get up there and make plays for them," Norman said. "They want me to come in there and play both ways, too. I could line up at both cornerback and receiver."

In addition to WSU, Norman holds several other offers, including Cal, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona State, Florida State, Notre Dame, Utah, UCLA, UW and many more.

AS FOR HIS WSU interest level, Norman said his Cougar interest is simply quantified.

"As far as low, medium and high, I'd say my interest is pretty high for them," Norman said. "I like the coaches up there a lot and I like some of the guys who have committed there. I also think I could go in there and play early."

The Junipero Serra High product is being recruited by WSU assistants Ken Wilson and Dennis Simmons.

"I have a great relationship with those guys," he said. "They understand what I want to do at the next level. They've sent me pictures of the new facilities up there and they look great. I have a good one (relationship) with Coach Leach as well."

IN ADDITION TO the Cougar coaches, quarterback commit Tyler Hilinski, who will also trip to WSU Oct. 4 with teammate and fellow WSU commit Kameron Powell, is also recruiting Norman.

The two played 7-on-7 football together growing up.

"I know Tyler and Kameron Powell pretty well," Norman said. "We both came in from under the radar last year. We have a good background with each other and we're good friends. He's one of my favorite quarterbacks down here. The thought of playing with him again in college sticks out to me a little bit."

Norman said that WSU, Cal, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona State, Utah and UW are recruiting him the hardest right now. In addition to WSU, Norman said he knows for sure that he'll take an official visit to Oklahoma. The other three visits, he said, are yet to be determined.

"I'm not quite sure when I'll be making my final decision," he added. "Maybe after all of my visits or when signing day comes around. It's all still up in the air."

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