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A new school shows interest in Whitley

Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond County running back Norman Whitley has helped his team to a 10-0 record this season as they face their final regular season game Friday. The 5-foot-8, 177-pounder has been an important part of the offense for Richmond County as he hopes to guide them to state.
"We're trying to head into the playoffs strong, sweep everyone off their feet and be the team to beat," he said. "I've been playing ok so far this year as I've run for 1,533 yards and 17 touchdowns. I look at it as long as we're winning games I'm satisfied. I can't complain though, as I'm much quicker and making guys miss more this season.
"As for our team, we are awesome and I love playing with these guys. Without them we wouldn't be where we are right now and our defense is playing great flying around and hitting people. I'm glad I don't have to run against them."
Recruiting has been more of the same for Whitley.
"It's been pretty slow except that I've been talking to Michigan recently and they've been mentioning a possible offer," he said. "They must see something they like in me and I definitely like things about them. I think they've got a great school and one of the toughest schedules in college football. I like how they have everything organized and the education there is very good too. Finally, distance is not a factor either."
The two-star prospect still holds offers from North Carolina and East Carolina as he waits for other schools before setting up official visits.
"I'm just waiting to see who else offers and then I'll start looking at taking my official visits," he said. "I'm up in the air on those as I know I won't take any of them until December or January."
Last weekend Whitley took an unofficial visit to East Carolina.
"I liked the way they were doing things there and they are trying to build up the program," he said. "It was a nice visit and I enjoyed checking it out."