Is Norwood Still Committed To Cowboys?

Defensive end Eric Norwood talks about his visit to the Plains for the Iron Bowl and where Auburn stands.

Kennesaw, Ga.-—Oklahoma State commitment Eric Norwood was in attendance for the annual Iron Bowl game between Auburn and Alabama Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium and he says it was hard not to be impressed by everything that went on.

"The game was great," Norwood tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It was electric. It was everything I had heard it was going to be. It was something I already had scheduled and had been thinking about. The fans stood out a lot. The game was it really. I enjoyed watching McClover (Stanley McClover) come off the edge. I was just watching and saying ‘they're good'."

A commitment to the Cowboys earlier in the football season, Norwood has been a frequent visitor to the Auburn campus from the nearby Atlanta suburban area. He says that while Saturday didn't change his mind, it did open it up a little more and make him question things.

"I'm still committed to Oklahoma State, but I'm still looking around," Norwood says. "I'm not really looking around, but I'm still considering Auburn."

Norwood was one of the most impressive campers over the summer at Auburn's 7-on-7 passing camps.

Norwood has plans to take official visits to Auburn and South Carolina and says that both are in the running down to the end. After seeing all three of his schools in action on gameday he says that all are still alive despite his commitment.

"I have been to Oklahoma State, South Carolina and Auburn," he says. "It's those three schools mainly. When I come down to making my decision it will come down to those three. Where do I see myself fitting in the best?"

A 6-3, 250-pounder, Norwood plays both offense and defense for South Cobb High. Despite a rough senior season as a team, he finished with 15 catches for 320 yards and three touchdowns at tight end. He also made time to have a solid senior season at defensive end with 50 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, four pass deflections and one touchdown.

Being recruited as a defensive end my most schools, Norwood says that some have talked about him playing linebacker because of his 4.7 speed and quick feet. He says there's also a chance he could play tight end for the right school.

"Some schools are looking at me as an outside linebacker/defensive end type in certain schemes," Norwood says. "I haven't sent anyone my offensive tape yet, but I am going to send it off."


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