By Keith McGonigle.
The Clemson spring game brought out 25,000+ fans to watch the Tigers prepare for the 2011 season. Ryan Norton will be one of those players on the field next year, but was in the stands watching his future teammates. What did he think of the game?
“It was kind of what I expected. It was hard to get a tone of the offense because they split up the first and second team guys. But I was impressed by the offense and with the pace they were playing,” said Norton.
Norton who will be part of the offensive line next season said he is going to have to get used to making a lot of calls and pass blocking a lot.
How was it talking to his future teammates and being back in Death Valley?
“I tried to talk to every single commit. I got to hang out with Spencer Region and Shaq Anthony,” said Norton. “The coaches told me to keep working hard just keep doing my I have been doing.”
How are the workouts going?
“The coaches just sent me a workout packet. A lot of the workouts are about the same as high school. They just split up things a little bit different then I am used to,” said Norton.
Any early goals for the 6’3” 275 lbs. center?
“My goal is just to prove myself every day and come in and help out the team as much as I can,” said Norton.
The Mauldin High School lineman is doing track right now and just getting ready to come to Clemson on July 3rd for summer workouts.