Four-star CB Stanley Norman marching into WSU

HE’S RANKED THE 19th best cornerback in the country, is a member of the 300 and rates four stars by And he’ll be in Pullman this weekend. Indeed, Stanley Norman tells CF.C that he’ll arrive to the Palouse on Saturday for his first official visit of the season. It’s a trip he’s been looking forward to for quite some time.

“This is my first visit and I’m pretty excited about it,” Norman said. “I’m just trying to see how much I like it over there and if it’s something I could enjoy living in.”

Norman, out of Gardena, Calif., has long been recruited by the Washington State staff, and called up several WSU assistants earlier this week.

“I spoke with Coach (Ken) Wilson, Coach (Dennis) Simmons and a few others,” he said. “We just had a simple conversation. We spoke about my trip and they sent over an itinerary.”

THROUGH THE FIRST five games of the season, the Cougs are 2-3, but have won two of their last three contests. The lone loss during that stretch came to the then No. 2 Oregon Ducks, 38-31. Norman has been tuning into the Cougs' games this season and has been impressed with what they have showcased.

“Yeah, I’ve been watching,” Norman said. “I’ve seen great effort. I’ve seen how they like to compete and they don’t lay down to no one. I see some freshmen playing a little bit too and I like that.

“I saw that Oregon game too and they balled out. They should have won that one.”

IN ADDITION TO the Cougar coaches, Norman is also being "recruited" by a pair of future Cougars and prep teammates out of Upland, Calif. -- QB Tyler Hilinski and S Kameron Powell, who will both be in Pullman this weekend for their official visits.

“Those two are like my best friends down here,” Norman said. “I spoke with Kameron and he was just telling me that I better come to Wazzu with him. He said we could be two freshman guys to come up there and make plays.”

The Junipero Serra High product holds double-digit offers, including Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Louisville and several others. He has a trip scheduled to Louisville for Nov. 29 and is still in the process of setting up other visits.

“I’m just taking my time with everything right now and letting it all play out,” Norman said. “Everyone is pretty even for me right now. It’s all up in the air.”

Typically, official visits run from Friday through Sunday but Norman won't arrive to Wazzu until Saturday, meaning his trip to Washington State will run Saturday-Monday.

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