Norman Talks 2008 Season, Recruitment

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6-3, 185-pound athlete Theron Norman has yet to narrow his list of schools and he doesn’t seem to be in a rush to make a college decision. Instead, the Hermitage (Richmond, VA) standout has spent the majority of his summer preparing for his senior season and his new role as the full-time Panthers starting quarterback.

“I’m trying to get everybody together and work hard. I’m trying to get everybody out so we can get chemistry going,” said Norman, who, along with a good amount of his teammates, attended 7-on-7 passing tournaments at East Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia last month.

“I’ve improved a lot as a quarterback as far as leading the team and making reads and taking my time. I know when I first started playing quarterback as a sophomore, I rushed and played nervous. Now, things seem more under control. Basically, I’ve been making my reads and trusting my teammates.”

Five schools have extended official offers to Norman. They include Connecticut, Maryland, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech. In addition to having visited Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech, the Hermitage star attended Tennessee’s camp this summer and was able to tour West Virginia at last month’s 7-on-7.

“All of the schools I’ve visited I like the same,” Norman said. “I really feel like I fit in with all of them.”

Tennessee has not yet offered, but Norman felt good about his camp performance.

“Other schools showing me a lot of interest are Tennessee and West Virginia,” Norman said. “I went to camp at Tennessee and they put me at safety. The defensive backs coach said he really liked me. My recruiting coach told me they had a lot of evaluations to go through. He said he’d get back with me, so that’s what I’m waiting on.”

As has been the case throughout, Norman is not in a hurry to make his college decision.

“I’m still trying to take my time,” Norman said. “I really haven’t had a chance to sit down and think. Everyday I have to do something new. Recruiting is in my mind, but it is not my main focus right now.”

In an earlier interview, Norman indicated that he may prefer to head outside the Commonwealth to attend college. That may not be the case any longer.

“They are still in my mind,” Norman said of Virginia and Virginia