BALTIMORE - Consistency is important to Stanley Norman in his own game at wide receiver and cornerback but also in recruiting.
The Gardena (Calif.) Serra prospect said Thursday at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge that the schools consistently recruiting him the hardest will hold an advantage in his recruitment. He wants to play both ways, that's still important to him, but feeling the love will also be a big part of things.
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"The plan is to make it to the NFL, and I'll be an NFL cornerback, but I still want to play both ways," Norman said. "I want to bring something different to the game like Deion Sanders. I want to do more than that. I want to be legendary and bring something different. That's what I want to do."
Tennessee has been heavily involved with Norman, and he could visit there soon. Another intriguing possibility is Oklahoma. The Sooners favor Norman at receiver, and he's definitely interested in them because they regularly recruit California prospects who produce.
"I was supposed to go to (Tennessee) with my 7-on-7 team, so hopefully I can get down there as soon as I can; but as for right now I'm relaxing and worrying about school, football and worried about coming to this camp and just relaxing," Norman said.
"We haven't really talked about it but I know the guys that have been going (to Oklahoma) like, a key guy that was there when I was growing up like right before me was Derrick Woods. He went to Oklahoma. That's why I'm big on them because they like California dudes, and California dudes don't just go there and sit, they play."
UCLA has long been involved with Norman, but communication has not been as regular lately. The Bruins were considered a favorite, but the four-star athlete said there really is no top team any longer.
"I guess you could say they're not really top guys anymore," Norman said. "As far as top guys it's just an open space, it's up for grabs. Like I said at the beginning, it's who's consistent. That's how I'm going to make my decision, consistency."
Norman said Arizona and Washington are recruiting him the hardest and that UCLA, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and now Oregon State are getting more involved.
The four-star said official visits to Tennessee, Arizona and California are all but locked in. He plans to take all five trips and make his commitment on Signing Day.
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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