The private school ranks in the state of Texas do not get nearly as much exposure as their public school counterparts but they still produce some top college prospects. Dallas Bishop Dunne defensive lineman Alex Norman is the latest player to start receiving a lot of attention from schools.
The 6-foot-4, 275-pound junior is a standout on both sides of the ball for the Falcons but his future is clearly on defense at the next level. He is just now getting used to the increased attention.
"My freshman year, my coach was talking about colleges already looking at me," Norman said. "My junior year was the main year where everybody started coming. It's sort of been like a whirlwind with all the coaches that have come through just this semester.
"I've seen a lot of coaches but I haven't talked to them. I have gotten a chance to call up the UT, OU and TCU coaches though."
Norman is still waiting on his first official offer but it could come in the very near future.
"No, not yet," he said as to receiving any offers. "UT is probably close. I'm going to their junior day this Sunday. I've talked to coach (Bruce) Chambers and the d-line coach, Bo Davis.
"I'm going down there with my family. My mother and my grandparents are going with me."
If the Longhorns decide to extend an offer to the athletic lineman, a commitment could come soon after.
"I've always wanted to go to UT," Norman said. "If they offer, there's a likely chance I would probably accept it then and commit there. My mother went to Texas so I've always been a fan."
Should the Texas offer not come through, Norman has other options as well. He has been invited to another Big 12 South junior day.
"I've heard Oklahoma has invited me to their junior day," he said. "If I don't end up with a UT offer I'm going to go up there and check them out for sure. I'll look at every school."
Though he plays both offensive and defensive tackle for the Falcons, head coach Kenneth Davis feels like Norman's best position in college is likely defensive end.
*Bishop Dunne has two other juniors receiving serious college attention as well. Braelon Roberts is a tall, lanky receiver at 6-foot-5 and 170 pounds. He is very athletic and is on the radar of several programs already.
Athlete Thomas Cook, who transferred from Dallas Pinkston prior to the season, plays a little bit of everything for the Falcons and could end up as a running back, slot receiver or defensive back at the next level. He intercepted two passes this season, returning one for a score, and also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.