Norris now torn

When D.J. Norris committed to Florida, he thought his recruiting process was over. But then his favorite football team called, offering him an official visit, and now Norris is torn between Alabama and the Gators.

Norris takes a commitment seriously, so Florida is definitely still in the picture. But there is also no question that he loves the Crimson Tide. "My decision is going to be a lot tougher now than it was a week ago," he told BamaMag.com earlier today.

D.J. Norris (6-2, 250, 4.60) is projected as either a tight end or defensive end/linebacker in college. Alabama Head Coach Mike Price offered him a scholarship on this weekend's visit, and Norris definitely liked what he saw. "It was great," he said. "The tradition, the place itself, and how everyone feels about football there is what is so attractive."

The Florida native plans to major in Business in college, and he was especially impressed with Alabama's nationally ranked Business school.

Last week Norris thought his decision had been made, but his recent visit to Alabama now has him reconsidering his options.

Competing for Pace High School in Pace, Florida, Norris was selected the Defensive Player of the Year for his region. He split duty between linebacker and tight end, totaling 74 tackles (28 for a loss) and seven sacks on the year.

Norris visited Georgia Tech and Florida previously and is scheduled to trip to Florida State next weekend. He did not take back his pledge to the Gators, but he's obviously still considering his options. "I am not going to do anything until I visit FSU this weekend," he said.

Norris is rated one of Florida's best blocking tight-end prospects, though linebacker would likely be his best position in college. Earlier he took part in the California-Florida All-Star Challenge held on the West Coast.

Norris plans to announce his decision two days before National Signing Day. "Call me February 3rd," he said. "If I decide to go somewhere other than Florida I will tell you on the 3rd…

"Or I may not disclose it and just surprise someone on signing day."


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