I saw an article online here about Levi Norwood in the Altoona Mirror. Apparently, according to Levi, PSU had given him an offer a week before our camp, where most of us thought he got his offer afterward. The offer went under the radar of the recruiting services too, who both showed he had no offers before the camp.
Most had felt Norwood had gotten his Penn State scholarship offer based on his performance at Penn State's camp. Norwood, however, said that was inaccurate.
"I had the offer a week before I came back,'' Norwood said.
I'm not trying to diminish his commitment any. In fact it's probably good we offered him when we did, since the article also mentions he was getting some interest from Baylor and Texas A&M as well. Although according to the article, like most of us, Levi's heart was always at PSU, so he sounds like a true bleed-blue-and-white Penn Stater.
I'm extremely excited to have him on the team, and even more excited to see what a 6'2" version of Jordan will be like on the field. Brian Norwood compared the two of them:
"His strengths are probably very similar to those of Jordan. Actually, Levi's a combination of Jordan and Gabe,'' Brian Norwood said, referring to his eldest son, who was a key part of George Mason's 2006 Final Four basketball run. "Physically, he's taller and bigger than Jordan. He does things with his length similar to Gabe in basketball. His mannerisms and the way he runs routes are very much like Jordan.''
The other positive about Levi coming from his HS in TX is that not only will he be playing against high caliber HS talent from other TX high schools during his senior season, but will also be practicing against his friend Texas de-commit, current Baylor 5* commit Ahmad Dixon, who goes to Midway HS with Levi (in fact it's been reported that his friendship with Levi led him to switch commitments from TX to Baylor).
Grey-shirt or not, I'm extremely glad and excited to have another Norwood on the team, and look forward to him playing alongside the great talent we've been recruiting recently like Brown, and of course Coxson-Kuntz. If his hands are anywhere near as great as Jordan's, he could very well find himself up in the PSU record books next to his brother.