USF head football coach Charlie Strong and staff picked up their eighth verbal commitment of the growing Class of 2018 on Tuesday with the commitment of Chiefland running back Brian Norris, Jr.
Tito Benach over at Bulls247 was the one who broke the news, surprisingly not the player himself. No cut and paste from Notes this time.
2018 Chiefland (Fla.) RB Brian Norris has committed to #USF— Tito Benach (@TitoBenach) July 11, 2017
More coming in a bit
There's not really much out there yet on the rising senior Norris. He has yet to be evaluated by any of the major recruiting services. However, what does stick out is his size — 6'2" and 220 pounds, which would by far make him the biggest running back on USF's depth chart.
As you'll see in his Hudl tape below, most of his designed runs are him thundering straight up the middle, which lines up with Strong and Sterlin Gilbert's more vertical, straight-ahead approach towards the offense.
Considering that 2016 Doak Walker Award winner and 2000-yard rusher D'Onta Foreman was billed at 6'1”, 249 pounds last year at Texas, the current USF coaching staff may have seen the same potential in Norris.
P.S. Don’t tweet at recruits.