Hometown: Chamblee, Georgia
High School: Chamblee High School
Position: Defensive End
Notes: Norman totaled 78 tackles and eight sacks in 2008 and followed that up with 58 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, and three forced fumbles in 10 games as a senior in 2009.
"I thought I had a good year," he said. "I only played defensive end this year and felt like I made a lot of plays."
The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder is being recruited by NC State to play defensive end. Norman held offers from several small-school programs before the Wolfpack extended a scholarship offer in mid-January. Norman committed to NC State a couple of days later after talking with his family.
"I went up there this weekend for my visit and it was everything I wanted it to be," he said. "I just love the school and coach Willis just told me that he believes in me and that I can go far. I just loved everything about it so I went ahead and committed."
Norman's brother, Warren Norman, is a standout tailback for Vanderbilt. In 2009, Warren was one of the top true freshmen tailbacks in the country. He set an SEC freshman record for all-purpose yards and was named SEC Freshman of the Year.
Artemus projects as a full qualifier and indicated that he is done with his official visits and solid to NC State.
In these highlights from Norman's senior season you get a chance to see why the Wolfpack was thrilled to land a commitment from the high-motor, pass-rushing specialist.
Scouting Report: "One of the foundations of NC State's recruiting philosophy is to find players with a high motor that go all out on every play. The Pack doesn't like to waste time on coaching effort and it doesn't appear they'll need to with Chamblee (GA) defensive end Art Norman.
"Although undersized (6-1, 225 pounds) by today's standards, Norman makes up for his lack of size with tenacity and hard work. He is explosive off the line of scrimmage and uses his initial burst to blow by the opposing lineman. Norman doesn't boast a repertoire of moves, he simply uses his quickness and acceleration to shoot through gaps to make plays in the backfield.
"Norman shows good change of direction and once in the open field, moves like a linebacker. He has tremendous pursuit skills and seems to thrive on contact. When he hits a ball carrier, they rarely go forward. While he may not be the prototypical defensive end physically, Norman reportedly has the wing span of a player that is 6-5 and boasts the skills and intangibles to become a consistent contributor while at NC State." -- Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams
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