2010 Class Member Interested in Two Schools

Daryl Norris, one of the class of 2010 pitchers in the state of Alabama, has received a lot of calls from prime-time colleges since July 1st, the first day college coaches could call class of 2010 prospects.

"I received calls from Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn, Ole Miss, Arkansas, LSU, Troy, South Alabama, Tulane and Southeastern Louisiana," said Daryl Norris.

Several of those schools have offered or would offer a scholarship if he told them that he would be intereted in their school.

"I have offers from Alabama, Mississippi State, South Alabama and Troy and Arkansas said they would offer me if I felt like I would be interested in going there," said the 6-1, 210-pounder.

He's had one in-home visit so far.

"The Mississippi State coaches came over Monday night (for an unofficial visit)," said the righthanded pitcher.

Mississippi State is one of the two schools that he's most interested in at this point.

"It's still mainly between Alabama and Mississippi State," said Daryl, whose fastball is consistently in the high-80s to low-90s, topping out in the mid-90s. "Those are the two schools that I'm interested in a lot that I have offers from."

He explains what he likes about each college.

Alabama - "I've just grown up an Alabama fan, being to a lot of football games and being on campus a lot. And it just feels like home to me. I enjoy being at Alabama. A lot of my friends go there and have graduated from there. So, I would go there knowing a lot of people and not have to start from scratch like I would elsewhere."

Mississippi State - "At Mississippi State it's all about baseball and they love their baseball team. It would be cool for me to go in and have that support from the town and the state."

He will probably make a decision in a very short time.

"I plan on playing the rest of the summer, then probably sit down and decide before we go back to school," he said.

Also a high school football player who has received some recruiting interest in that sport, he thought about trying to play both baseball and football in college but that's no longer the case.

"I'm going to finish playing football my senior season but I'm not going to try to play it in college," said Daryl, his high school team's starting quarterback.

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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