Elite 2015 DB High on UCLA

Culver City (Calif.) athlete Stanley "Scrappy" Norman talks a big game on the field but he showed he can back it up at this past weekends Passing Down Best of the West tournament...

Stanley Norman, who goes by the nickname ‘Scrappy', took home Passing Down MVP honors after a dominant showing on both sides of the ball. He's an electric receiver but really stood out at corner and had one of the most impressive performances by a DB anywhere on the 7 on 7 circuit this spring.

Norman plays with a huge chip on his shoulder and loves to talk but he can definitely back it up. He took on the challenge of playing against every team's top receiver and blanketed every one of them. In fact, Norman's coverage was so tight and when you throw in the constant smack talk, he had just about every receiver ready to swing on him by the middle of each game.

Norman is so fluid in his movement and his ability to change direction is unlike any other corner in the state. He's a wiry 5-11 and probably weighs around 165 pounds. Norman is thin but stronger than he looks and plays the ball very well. He's easily among the top corner prospect in the region and still has two years of development left.

On the recruiting front, Norman attended UCLA's Spring Game on Saturday and said the Bruins are currently in his top three.

"I like the UCLA coaches a lot, they have been showing me a lot love," Norman said. "I was at their scrimmage on campus last week and then went to the Rose Bowl for the Spring Game last Saturday. The team looks good, the intensity is high and they play and practice at a really fast tempo.

"The team looks like their in mid-season form already. I talk to Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) a lot and I have a good relationship with him. UCLA is recruiting me hard right now and I'm going to try and camp with them in the summer if I can."

Norman said he's hearing from a few other programs and has one early offer on the table.

"San Jose State is my only offer right now," Norman said. "I like their DB coach Donte Williams a lot. He's a Culver City guy and I'm going to camp there in the summer. I'm looking to advance my game as much as possible and just keep getting better. I'm very competitive and just want to be the best guy out there.

"I'm also hearing from USC, Michigan, California, Northwestern and even got something from Alabama. My top three are UCLA, LSU and Oregon right now but it's early and my list will probably change a lot since I'm just a sophomore. Right now, my focus is on track, our 4X400m relay team is No. 3 in the state so we're hoping to make some noise at the state meet."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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