Norris Discusses his Clemson Commitment

Clemson's latest verbal commitment, Pickens OL Wilson Norris, who was recruited by assistant coach Brad Scott, spoke with about his big decision, his future position on the offensive line, and much more in an extensive interview with

OL Wilson Norris
6-2, 325, 5.1
Pickens High School
Pickens, South Carolina

Wilson Norris knew where he wanted to play college football all along.

He was just waiting for the right time to make his decision.

"I went by Clemson in the morning (Saturday). We have been talking through letters and I have been calling coach Scott. I have been going to camp there for a couple of years. We met there this morning and I went ahead and committed," Norris told

"I already knew exactly where I wanted to go. There was no reason to wait. Everybody in my family is Clemson. We have been going to games for a good while.

"Coach Bowden and coach Scott were both there. I was there with my head coach, my parents and my sister. Everyone was real excited."

The junior offensive line prospect has always been a big Clemson fan, but he also admitted that is not the only reason he went ahead and committed to the Tigers.

"Yeah I have been a big Clemson fan. I wanted to go there my whole life. Besides being a huge fan, I know they have a great coaching staff. They really know how to get a team going. They have a great program. I admire everything they do down there," he said.

Norris said playing for coach Scott was another big reason he went ahead with a verbal commitment.

"I just think he is a great coach and a great person," he said. "I really look up to him. I know he will teach me to be a great lineman. He is one of the reasons I selected Clemson. Coach Scott told me I will play guard, likely right guard."

What are the strengths of this talented lineman?

"Coach Scott said he liked that I play real aggressive," he responded. "He also said he liked the way I finish my blocks. I have good speed for someone my size. I run a 5.1 forty.

"I want to work on my strength. I also want to get my speed up and I need to work more on my footwork and finishing blocks."

The Tigers were the first school to offer the massive lineman, but several top programs were already showing significant interest. "Clemson was my only offer so far. But I was getting a good bit of interest from Maryland, Tennessee, South Carolina, Auburn, North Carolina and Georgia Tech," he said.

Norris has also been a regular during Clemson's summer camps in recent years. "Yeah I have camped at Clemson for the last three years. I will be going again this summer. That will be my only camp," he added. Top Stories