Norton: "Right now 100%"

Norton: "Right now 100%"


Norton: "Right now 100%"


By Keith McGonigle.

It is tough as a recruit to see any of the coach leave a program, but it is even tougher if  that coach was responsible for recruiting you.  Standout center Ryan Norton had been recruited by Coach Powell for 2+ years and says it is going to be a big change without him there,

“You know it is different I’m going to have to get used not getting his phone call every week.  Things like this happen in college football. I still think the world of him; he is a great coach and a great human being.  I am going to miss him.”

What was his initial reaction to the dismissals?

“You know I was a little disappointed, they are both great guys and great coaches I’m sure they will find a job.  Right now I am still 100% to Clemson.” 

What have the coaches relayed to the standout lineman?

“Coach Pearman got in contact with me about what was happening and we talked it over.  I picked Clemson because of my comfort with both the staff and the players.”

What is the 6’3” 275 lbs. center looking for in a new offensive coordinator and what rumors has he heard?

“I really like the spread, I like pass blocking, but I wouldn’t mine a little I-Formation.  I like having a fullback coming in and cracking people.  I’ve had a few people tell me that it is possibly the Maryland or Tulsa coach.  Those are the two guys I’ve heard about but that I haven’t heard too much from the Clemson coaches”

How was the Shrine Bowl experience?

“It was a great experience got to meet a lot of new people.  I did well blocking, but I had a bad snap so I was not happy about my performance.”



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