Norman Trusts UCLA Most

2015 four-star Gardena (Calif.) Serra cornerback Stanley Norman is being recruited heavily by the two L.A.-area schools, and says that he has the best relationship with the UCLA staff of any schools he's talking to...

Stanley Norman had a strong tournament on Sunday at the Passing Down. Here was our evaluation following the event.

‘Norman always competes hard but sometimes can get too emotional on the field and do as much talking as playing. On Sunday, at least in the games we watched, he just played the game and was very good. While most two-way players are usually superior on one side of the ball, Norman is equally dominant at receiver and corner. He has also grown at least an inch and put on 10 pounds since last season while looking even quicker and more explosive.'

On the recruiting front, Norman and his Team 19 7 on 7 squad took a road trip on Saturday and visited Arizona State and Arizona.

"ASU was a great experience," Norman said. "Coach Graham was really happy to see me and Coach Ball was with me the whole time. They said they want me to play both ways and feel that I would fit in really well in their offense and defense.

"We got there in time to watch practice and then saw the new indoor facility, which I liked a lot. It was a great visit and ASU is definitely high on my list. I would feel very comfortable playing for those coaches and I think that would be a great choice for me."

Next up for Norman was a visit to UA.

"We were hoping to get there in time to see their team scrimmage but we missed it," Norman said. "We watched film of the scrimmage and then hung out with the coaches. Coach Rich Rod was real cool and told me he thinks I can play both ways for them too.

"Every school is telling me that right now but I can tell what schools and coaches are more serious about it than others. I think both ASU and UA are serious when they say it but ASU seemed a little more serious because they already have a plan for me in how I would be used.

"Of all the schools recruiting me, UCLA is probably the one I trust the most. I have the best relationship with their coaches and I believe what they tell me. Oklahoma is another I trust a lot and we've had some great conversations and I'm looking forward to taking a visit out there."

As for making his decision, Norman has consistently said he wants to wait until Signing Day but left open the possibility of making an early decision.

"I might try and graduate early," Norman said. "Jalen Greene did it and I'm track right now to have all my credits completed early if I take a few online courses. It's just something I'm thinking about, not 100% but it's an option for me and I would love to get in and compete right away in spring ball at the school I choose.

"If I don't do that, then I'll go ahead and wait it out, take my official visits and announce on Signing Day. I'm going to take a few more unofficial visits this spring and I might try and hit up Clemson if I can, I'm very interested in them. So I'm just going to play it out and see what happens."

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