GoSpartans.net caught up with Norman and he was very happy to talk about being the first member of the 2009 class.
"Well, it was a regular day in school and my coach called me down to the office and he told me that MSU was down there. So I went down and Coach and a few of my teammates were there with me."
"Coach Dan Enos and Coach Dantonio were talking to all of us," continued Norman, "but then once my teammates cleared the room, Coach Dantonio presented me with the information that MSU, had in fact, offered me the full scholarship and he began to explain that I would be invited out to some more visits and that he would invite me a couple more games and once he got done explaining all of this, that's when I decided to go ahead and tell them that I verbally commit," he explained.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound standout said the overwhelming feeling he experienced when receiving the offer was one of excitement.
"I was very, very excited," gushed Norman. "I was really hoping I would get an offer from MSU and it felt like weeks and weeks of anticipation were being fulfilled once Coach Dantonio was explaining to me that I had the offer. It was just excitement and I feel very greatful that I have the opportunity to play for Michigan State."
The Detroit Renaissance standout said the atmosphere on Junior Day really impressed hiim and he can't wait to see what the new training facility will look like when it's completed.
"The facilities, although they have not completed some of them, but based on what they told the juniors that day, the facilities will be a lot better even though they're pretty good right now. Once the construction is done, they can only get better.
The main thing I really noticed once I got there was the fans. The fanbase at MSU is very very energetic and very very lively. It seems they're with the team no matter what they're doing. What really attracted me to MSU initially was the fans."
But what really sold Norman was the MSU family atmosphere. "I really felt that from the coaching staff, but as far as the players, I really haven't had a chance to have personal conversations with the players yet, but I'm definitely looking forward to that in the future."
Norman says that despite his early commitment, don't worry about him wavering. He'll stay strong throughout his senior season and is happy about having his collegiate choice out of the way early.
GSN congratulates Chris Norman on his decision and wishes him the best as one of the newest members of the Michigan State family.