Norman sees an opportunity for early playing time

Last Thursday, the Swamp was packed for the orange and blue spring game and that included a lot of prospects who were attendance to watch the game.

Defensive lineman Will Norman (6-5, 290, Bradenton, FL. IMG) was one of those guys on campus and the Gators continue to catch his attention in his recruitment.

“It definitely continues to be an eye-opening experience,” Norman said of his visit to Florida. “Definitely just continues to be a team that I’m going to focus more and more on. As the journey goes on, I could see myself here.”

Norman paid close attention to the defensive line during the game and he could tell that there was a big need at his position in this recruiting class.

“Just watching the team, I feel like I could see myself being an early impact,” he said. “I could definitely see myself getting in and being someone early in the system. That means a lot to me, especially in the SEC.”

Defensive line coach Sean Spencer and Norman have had a relationship dating back years now and that’s something that helps Norman with the Gators.

“Me and Coach Spencer have a good relationship,” Norman said of his relationship with Spencer. “We definitely have a relationship even before he was recruiting me to Florida, we had a relationship when he was with the [New York] Giants. He helped me get ready for IMG. It’s definitely comfortable.”

Next up for Norman will be spring ball but after that, he plans to take official visits and make a college decision before the fall.

“Timeline for a decision, probably this summer,” he said. “Stay tuned for June, my official visits are coming in early June. Florida will for sure get an OV, Texas A&M too, that’s it right now.”





Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.