Ereck Flowers transferred from Miami (Fla.) Dr. Krop to nearby Norland in hopes of being challenged more as a senior. So far, that change of address has paid off for the 6-foot-6, 305-pound offensive tackle.
"Spring has been going really good," Flowers said. "It has been pretty different. A lot different. More competition, more guys just wanting to really get after it. It is just a great overall program."
In addition to being challenged, Flowers is now surrounded by a collection of Division I prospects such as Miami commitments Randy Johnson and Keith Brown. With so much talent on one field, Norland has been a popular spot for college coaches already this spring season.
"Illinois is my most recent offer. FIU offered me the other day," Flowers said. "LSU told me they are on the verge of offering me. I talked to Alabama, he said he really liked me and wants me to keep calling them. I talked to Florida State and they told me that they want me to come up to a camp they have during the summer and that they may offer me."
Illinois and Florida International join Buffalo, Memphis, Purdue, Vanderbilt, and Western Michigan in having already pulled the trigger on the talented behemoth. At this stage in his recruitment, nobody has moved towards the top for his services.
"I am interested in all of them the same right now," Flowers said. "I don't really have a leader. I have to sit back and really think about things. I have to see which ones I really want to see over the summer."
At this time, Flowers has no definitive visit plans for after spring football.