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4-star DT Norton likes Gators, Hurricanes

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It's been nearly two months since class of 2015 defensive tackle Kendrick Norton of Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian de-committed from Florida State, and now that the dust has settled there are two teams standing out to him - Florida and Miami.
"I feel comfortable with those two schools," said Norton, who stands at 6-foot-2, 292 pounds.
Norton didn't name any other schools standing out to him of his more than 20 offers, but did peg UCLA as one of three schools he'd like to take an official visit to in addition to Florida and Miami.
He most recently attended Florida's Friday Night Lights.
"It was great," he said. "I got a chance to hang out with the players and coaches and they were just telling me how bad they want me to be a Gator."
He said he's not ready to decide on a school and that he's also monitoring Florida's season to see how the Gators fare. Should changes be made to the coaching staff, his decision would be influenced.
"It depends on who they got rid of," he said. "I really would like to play under (head coach Will Muschamp and defensive line coach Brad Lawing). It would be tough if those guys leave."
Norton is also fond of the Hurricanes.
"I like how (defensive line coach Jethro Franklin) keeps in contact constantly," he said. "Almost every day, he's checking on me."
Norton isn't sure when he'll decide, only that he doesn't want to repeat making a decision before he's ready.
"I'm going to try to put it off, then go where I feel the most comfortable," he said. "I'm not sure if it'll go to National Signing Day, but that's a possibility. … It's been difficult to decide. Sometimes, I just get caught up in thinking about it and it can get restless, because all the programs are the same - everyone has nice facilities, good coaches or else they wouldn't be coaching college football - so it's hard."
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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