Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze quarterback Trenton Norvell landed his first two offers a little over a week ago. In addition to those offers, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound signal-caller is receiving interest from a number of schools.
"Temple and Marshall have offered me," Norvell said. "I am getting interest from South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, North Carolina - pretty much the SEC and the ACC - and then also West Virginia and Purdue."
Norvell talked about landing the offer from Temple and his familiarity with some of the members of Steve Addazio's staff.
"I talked to Coach (Scot) Loeffler, who I had seen at Florida before when I went to some games there and unofficial visits," Norvell said. "I talked to him and Coach (Sean) Cronin, who was at Marshall previously. They just said they were going to offer me. Coach Cronin said he saw some film on me, brought it to Coach Loeffler, and that Coach Loeffler already knew who I was."
As for the Thundering Herd, Doc Holliday and staff just expressed a deep interest in landing the Sunshine State prospect.
"They said they really liked me," Norvell said. "They said they want me to come there and that they feel I can really contribute. They said they aren't promising anything but that they think I can come in and contribute early. They also asked if I was interested in Marshall, I said I was, and they offered."
Norvell is planning to visit West Virginia and Marshall next week during his spring break. He is also planning to visit USF and UCF in the coming weeks. He has previously visited Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, UCF, and Miami.
At this point in his recruitment, he doesn't claim a leader but said that his early visits have helped him to learn a lot about what he is looking for from a school during the process.
"I have definitely seen a lot of schools that I have liked but I am not really leaning towards anyone," Norvell said. "But it is helping me to separate schools and know what I am looking for in the future."
When it comes time to decide, Norvell just wants to find a home that is going to help him become a better player at the next level while also challenging him academically.
"It is mostly going to come down to academics," Norvell said. "Location isn't that important to me. I have four older siblings and they have all gone to colleges out-of-state. The coaching staff will be important, I really want to go to a place where you can learn and get ready for that next level, the NFL. I also want a place where if I work hard enough, that I would have a chance to play early on."
As a junior, Norvell threw for 958 yards and six touchdowns in a run-based offense. He was also intercepted six times.