July 3, 2008

Norman expects to graduate early

The expectations couldn't be any higher for Earnest Norman. Having already won two state championships during his high school career, the 5-foot-11, 22-pound inside linebacker from Trinity High School in Euless, Texas is hoping to add a third this upcoming season. Before Norman takes the field for his senior season, the three-star prospect is finishing up some summer school classes, which will afford him the opportunity to graduate in December.

There was a time when it looked like Norman; the No. 26 ranked inside linebacker in the class would never make his way to Lawrence upon graduation. Despite being just one-of-two players to start as a freshman at Trinity, Norman still had not received a scholarship offer from Kansas by the time his junior year ended.

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