Interest Tour

Vicksburg, Miss., offensive lineman Norman Price is racking up the travel miles this summer, an effort to put his name out there for prospective colleges.

His recruitment is slowly moving along. He holds no offers currently, though he is receiving letters from a nice list of schools, including, but certainly not limited to, those schools in-state -- Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss.

Price attended Ole Miss' elite camp June 4-5. Ole Miss, he said, has kept in regular contact. However, the relationship is still being built.

"They haven't offered me, but they've been looking at me for a long time," Price said. "Ole Miss was the first college I got one of my letters from. I feel like I've got a pretty good relationship with them."

Norman Price
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Price attended a summer camp hosted by Mel Kiper June 9, and followed a few days later at a camp in Olive Branch, Miss.

He claims Tennessee, Arkansas State, Arkansas, Alcorn State and Jackson State as other schools of interest.

"They're all just interested in me, too," he said. "Mississippi State and Southern Miss and Arkansas State, they've been coming down to my school. But I haven't really talked to them too much."

As to his performance at Ole Miss' elite camp, the 6-foot-4, 288-pound Price ran a 5.21 40-yard dash, good enough for third-best among all offensive linemen who participated. He recorded a 24.5-inch vertical jump.

"I think I did pretty good. I liked the camp," Price said. "They taught me how to stay low and use my leverage since I'm a smaller left tackle. The offensive line coach, he said I did good. He said he looks forward to working with me some more."

Ole Miss is recruiting Price as a left tackle.

The Rebels' starter at the position, Bradley Sowell, is a senior. Sowell has started 24 of 25 games at left tackle over the last two seasons. Price said Ole Miss offensive coordinator David Lee has been the coach most involved in his recruitment.

"He said that he's interested in me and he's fired up about me," Price said, referencing Lee. "They need a left tackle."

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