Stanley Norman has picked up a lot of big offers. On Monday, the four-star athlete from Gardena (Calif.) Serra picked up one of his biggest when Alabama assistant coach Lane Kiffin stopped by the school.
"When I got to the school after my nutrition they came and got me and told me a coach was waiting in the office but they didn't tell me who it was," Norman said. "I heard he was on campus but I didn't know if it was true or not.
"We talked for a little bit and then I called him over the phone and I got the offer.
"It's big for me. He was taking into consideration how I feel. He was asking me what it would take to get me out there. We just had a good little talk and it was pretty cool."
Norman, a true two-way player who is being recruited as a wide receiver and a cornerback, said he's highly interested in Alabama and would love to visit Tuscaloosa soon.
The four-star standout who will be at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge next month in Baltimore said he hopes Alabama's coaches continue to recruit him hard. He's open to hearing a lot more from the Crimson Tide.
"I want to get out there," Norman said. "Hopefully, that's not my last time hearing from them. Hopefully, we build a relationship.
"Alabama has a lot of dudes. They get the best players. They were saying I could come in and play both ways just to get opportunities to be on the field. I was fine with that."
Close watchers of Norman's recruitment believe UCLA is the team to beat and the Bruins are in very good shape but the Serra recruit said others are making a serious push.
Cal has moved way up, Tennessee is making a strong move and Oklahoma, Notre Dame and others are also in the mix. Norman said it's not only UCLA at the top any longer.
"I actually like Cal," Norman said. "I kind of like Cal. They really want me to play both ways and they're serious about it. I'm feeling Tennessee a lot. I like them.
"A lot of people are saying it's just UCLA. Now it's starting to pick up and people are taking me a lot more serious now."