Phog Profile: Jaron Norfleet

Brentwood (Tenn.) linebacker Jaron Norfleet  has one offer to date – from Mississippi State – but is receiving interest from a host of schools, including Kansas.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Norfleet made the move from defensive end to middle linebacker in hopes of attracting more offers, and when that happens, he’ll start to make more definitive plans.

Though he has yet to schedule his campus visits outside of a trip to Marshall this weekend, Norfleet said he will make a trip to Kansas at some point and is very high on the Jayhawks,

“I like how coach Mangino, just in the last couple years, took it from a program people don’t know about, to one that’s going to bowls and people are talking about,” he said.

Last year, Norfleet recorded 111 tackles and eight sacks en route to All Mid-state and all-region honors. He bench-presses 335 pounds, runs in the neighborhood of a 4.7-second 40-yard dash and has a 3.0 GPA.

Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Auburn and Nebraska are a few of the schools who’ve shown interest but have not yet offered. Norfleet said his foremost priority in picking a school is education.

“My dad’s always told me, football’s not always going to be there and you need something to fall back on,” he said.

Norfleet, whose team is off to a 1-2 start this season, hopes to make his decision in late November or early December, but, again, it depends on how things shake out in terms of his offers.

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