Norton Working For Offers

Richmond County offensive lineman Alex Norton has one offer but will working for more over the summer. Pack Pride has the latest on this in-state lineman's recruitment.

There's certainly been no shortage of college recruiters making the rounds at Richmond County High School this spring. As is often the case, the Raiders are loaded with talent in the 2013 class and boast no fewer than four division one prospects in DE Devante Covington, RB Dakwa Nichols, OL Tyrone Crowder and OL Alex Norton.

Of the four, Norton may be the player that has received the least amount of publicity although he's been hard at work this spring with the hopes of changing that. At the recent Shrine Bowl combine held at Eastern Alamance High School, Norton measured in at 6-3, 287 pounds while recording a 5.52-second 40-yard dash and 23-inch vertical jump. He looked solid in drills and it was apparent why several schools have taken notice. Norton updated Pack Pride on his recruiting.

"I'm hearing from NC State, UNC, East Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest and Florida," said Norton. "I've visited Duke, Wake Forest, NC State and Florida so far. All the schools that I've mentioned, they've all told me they want me to come to their camp. I'm planning to hit all of them this summer."

All of that interest comes on top of the offer Norton received earlier in the year.

"I got the offer from Air Force about a month ago and it was real nice to just get that first one."

As for NC State, the Pack has shown interest although they may be limited due to a scholarship crunch along the offensive line with the commitment of Cole Blankenship. Regardless, State has made a positive impression on Norton.

"I was over there about two weeks ago for one of their spring practices. I like all the coaches at State and I like their facilities. I like the campus a lot. They're just telling me they want me to come to camp and see me work out."

Norton said he doesn't have any top schools currently and would prefer to make an early decision if possible.

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