Norfleet update

A 4-star running back from Michigan is back home after attending camps at Tennessee and Alabama this week.

Dennis Norfleet, a 5-7, 170-pounder from King High School in Detroit, stopped off in Knoxville on Monday, then visited Tuscaloosa on Tuesday. He indicated that the former left a little bit to be desired.

"It could've gone better," he said of his time with the Vols. "They could've shown me they cared for me a little more. I met some good people, though, so it was all right."

Asked if the camp affected his opinion of Tennessee, Norfleet replied: "Not really."

Tennesseee's interest in Norfleet may have waned a bit after getting a recent commitment from Alden Hill, a 6-0, 220-pound running back from Alliance, Ohio. The Vols signed three running backs last February – Marlin Lane (Daytona Beach), Tom Smith (Apopka, Fla.) and Devrin Young (Knoxville) – and got a commitment from Imani Cross (Gainesville, Ga.) earlier this recruiting season, so that position is no longer a position of need.

Norfleet apparently felt more valued by the coaches at the next stop of his SEC mini-tour.

"Alabama went good," he said. "I had the best shuttle there."

The Tuscaloosa visit wasn't all positive, however.

"I actually got there late and started out at the back of the running back line as the last one," Norfleet said. "I figured I had nothing to lose because there was no offer (from Alabama). I worked my way to the front of the running back line, then they put me in the slot. I like slotback a lot, and I feel really comfortable there. I liked playing it."

Asked if there are any hot teams on his list of potential colleges, Norfleet answered, "Not right now."

The diminutive running back says he has no timetable for making a decision on a college.

"Not really," he said. "I'm just taking my time."


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