Charlie Strong and staff got the big running back that they were looking for Wednesday morning with three-star Chiefland RB Brian Norris Jr. officially signing his name on the dotted line.
SIGNED— USF Football (@USFFootball) December 20, 2017
Welcome to USF, Brian Norris! #Stampede18 #BullStrong #NSD18 pic.twitter.com/f05HGurxZ5
I’ll be signing at the Chiefland High School auditorium tomorrow @4pm‼️#Gobulls pic.twitter.com/kLh2CF76dS— Brian Norris Jr. (@B_E_Norris) December 19, 2017
Relatively unknown when he first offered his verbal commitment in July, you could just look at his 6'2", 225 pound frame and immediately see why the staff views him as a perfect fit for Sterlin Gilbert's power run l-based "veer and shoot" offense.
Having already graduated high school, the Chiefland tailback will indeed enroll early in the spring, increasing his chances for immediate playing time as a true freshman.
With USF being the only major offer that he had, this could be a "diamond in the rough" situation for the Bulls. The benefit of having a head coach that's so familiar with the state is that he knows where to find talent where no one else is looking.