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The Volunteers wear vivid orange jerseys, play in a massive stadium and are belong to, arguably, the best football conference in the country.

It's a start, but that's about all Scout four-star cornerback Stanley Norman knows about Tennessee.

"I know some stuff about Tennessee. But, you know, everyone knows the basics about Tennessee. It's Tennessee, man. That's a big-time place," Norman told InsideTennessee. "But other than the basics, I don't know much. Really, I don't know a lot about Tennessee."

But that doesn't mean he's not interested.

Far, far from it.

"Tennessee is one of the schools I want to take a real, good hard look at," said Norman, who picked up his Vols offer last week. "I'm real, real interested in Tennessee."

The Junipero Serra (Calif.) High School standout has interest in the Vols because Tennessee coaches have told Norman they see him contributing on both sides of the ball at the next level.

Norman, rated the nation's No. 7 cornerback, also is a dominant wide receiver.

Wrote Scout national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins of Norman: "There wasn't a more impressive player during the spring 7on7 circuit than Norman. He dominated at receiver and corner and could play on either side of the ball in college. His cover skills are unparalleled and he's one of the most fluid players in the region. He loves the challenge of taking on an opposing team's top receiver and plays with a ton of confidence and swagger. He needs to add weight but has time to do so and should be special."

The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder can't decide which position he'd rather play in college. So both is a welcome option. He calls Tennessee's openness to having him play both ways "hugely important."

"Like I said, I'm looking at the Vols real hard. It's a big offer. They want me to play both ways and that's something I've never heard before from other schools," Norman told IT. "It means a lot from me to year. That's a really big deal to me."

Norman said he plans to visit Tennessee "soon." A date hasn't been picked yet, but he said he wants to make the long haul to Knoxville within the next three weeks.

"I just want to learn more, man," Norman said.

Norman describes his relationship with Tennessee coaches as "growing," saying he's talked to several coaches and enjoys the experience each time.

"I like what I've heard so far, but we're just getting to know each other," Norman said. "They all seem like real, honest and good people. I like that."

Other than the chance to play both ways, Norman says a strong relationship with a coaching staff is his top priority.

"I just really am looking for stability in a coaching staff. That's what I want. I just want to know that wherever I go I'll have a great support system around me that isn't going anywhere," Norman said. "I want accountability in the program — the same people there to help me grow into an impact player."

Norman said he owns more than 15 offers, including scholarships from California, USC, Florida State, Notre Dame and more. He claims to have no leaders, adding he wants to take his time and is still "wide open."

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