Trinity Pawling (N.Y.) School 2017 Ricky Norris already has the size at 6-foot-2, 230 pounds. Heading into his sophomore year, Norris will get more serious about football as he moves from Rochester, N.Y., to boarding school.
"It's really special that I have the opportunity to go there," Norris said. "It gets me motivated as a person, and it's going to help me on and off the field. I know Trinity Pawling is going to help me get to where I want to be."
Trinity Pawling has a handful of Division I recruits in its 2015 class, including defensive end Austrian Robinson and receiver Hergy Mayala. Norris plans to learn from them, as well as continue to pick up tips from his family.
Norris is the cousin of Rutgers linebacker Quentin Gause, who has shown him around campus multiple times. Norris camped at Rutgers last week for its 7-on-7 passing camp as one of the top 16 teams out of 94 participants.
"[Quentin] is going to be around to see me on weekends, so that's a lot of support for me," Norris said. "I wouldn't be going to Trinity Pawling if I didn't have a great house of support at home, so they're going to be helping me a whole lot."
Norris will play tight end and middle linebacker as a sophomore, but he expects to grow into a defensive end."