Norman Recaps UCLA Visit

UCLA is likely the early leader for Gardena (Calif.) Serra receiver/cornerback Stanley Norman, who visited Westwood earlier this week..

Stanley Norman, who goes by the nickname, ‘scrappy,' is one of the nation's top two-way standouts. He's a talented corner and receiver and currently rated the No. 48 player in the nation. He's rated with the corners and flashes excellent quickness, recovery speed and toughness.

Norman plays with a serious edge to him and a ton of swagger. Anyone who watched him during last spring and summer's 7 on 7 circuit saw a player who loves to talk, give a receiver an extra push or shove and generally get under everyone's skin.

As a receiver, Norman has down field speed and runs very well after the catch. He's not a natural pass catcher and will drop an occasional pass but he's the kind of dynamic play-maker every college is looking for.

"I had a good visit to UCLA," Norman said. "I've been before and I'm very comfortable there. I have a great relationship with all the coaches but I probably talk to Jim Mora the most. Coach Meat (Martin) and Coach Yarber are great guys and I really like talking with Coach Mora.

"UCLA is recruiting me as athlete and wants to play both ways. I mean, everyone is telling me that but UCLA is the one school that has actually shown on the field they will do that. I don't have a preference right now, I'll start off on either side but it really does sound like they want me to play both sides equally and not just focus on one side of the ball."

Norman said he's in no hurry to make a decision and wants to go through the process.

"I don't want to make an early commitment, I still want to weigh all my options," Norman said. "I want to see what other schools come at me and then go from there. UCLA is always going to stay in my top three no matter what but I want to see some other schools still.

"I had a good visit to USC for Junior Day and I'm giving them a hard look. I want to visit some other places too but don't have anything set up right now. I'll be doing a lot of 7 on 7 this spring and I want to make it to The Opening as well so that's where things are at right now."

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