Norton Still Looking Around, Picks Up Offer

The Texas A&M coaching staff is looking for a pure nose tackle to fit into their new 3-4 defense. They may have found what they are looking for in a Dallas (Texas) Kimball product by the name of Isiah Norton. After some confusion last week about him committing to Nebraska, Norton sets the record straight and informs Websider's Taylor Hamm that he is still wide-open with his recruitment.

The Texas A&M coaching staff is looking for a pure nose tackle to fit into their new 3-4 defense. They may have found what they are looking for in a Dallas (Texas) Kimball product by the name of Isiah Norton. Isiah possesses all of the intangibles defensive coaches are looking for. The 6-foot-5 and 290-pound defensive tackle has an impressive frame, he is explosive off the line, and has a 35 inch vertical. After some confusion last week about him committing to Nebraska, Norton sets the record straight and informs Websider's Taylor Hamm that he is still wide-open with his recruitment.

"I called Nebraska to tell them about my good interest in their program. Soon after that someone reported that I had committed to them, but that wasn't what I was doing," replied Norton when asked about the rumored commit to Nebraska.

Last week, Norton picked up an offer from Texas A&M and he is sincerely interested in the Aggies. In fact, one of his former Kimball teammates walked on and red-shirted for the Aggies last year and has been relaying positive insight about the program.

"One of my best friends, Jamo McDuff, plays defensive end for A&M. He came home over the break and told me all about them. I liked what he had to say, but to tell you the truth, I haven't talked to any of their coaches yet. Jamo was also telling me about their new defensive coordinator and how he is a tough guy."

Norton only played in four games his junior year because he injured his ankle. This caused him to miss two games and his team unfortunately didn't make the playoffs. The versatile defensive lineman finished the 2009 season with 60 tackles and 9 sacks. Although the Aggies will likely recruit Norton at nose tackle, he isn't sure if he is ready to play that position at the next level.

"Everyone thinks I should play nose tackle, but I think I'm too small to play nose tackle. I'll play it, and I like playing it, but at the college level it's a position I feel I am a bit undersized. I want to get some more muscle on me, especially in my upper body. I have monstrous legs, I can jump out of the gym, but where I need to get bigger is in my arms and chest."

Coincidentally, Norton shares the same passion as 2010 A&M signee Brandon Jackson.

"I'm looking for a school with a good music program. Music is a passion for me," said Norton.

Norton's offer list is very impressive with schools like Baylor, Houston , Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Purdue, USC, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech already extending full scholarships.

Norton is a standout in basketball and football. He is making a serious run in the playoffs right now and is leading the charge.

"I really like basketball the best because I like dunking, but everyone really likes me to play football. I would rather be dunking on people. I am a football player though. I am getting some recruiting attention for basketball. I have offers from Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston and SMU."

Isiah had a couple of junior days planned for Baylor, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State, but for reasons out of his control he was unable to get to any of them. He has plans to go to Kentucky in April and has the Nike Camp scheduled at TCU in April as well.

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