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HSE's Madison Norris picking up major interest

Madison Norris

Madison Norris

It’s difficult not to notice the physical similarities between Madison Norris and former Hamilton Southeastern star Randy Gregory. Norris, a 6-5 junior, plays the same defensive end position that Gregory did at HSE and still has plenty of room to grow into his frame.

Norris is also picking up major college recruiting interest. Following an unofficial visit to Notre Dame last weekend, Norris will take an unofficial visit to Louisville on Saturday, where he could pick up a scholarship offer. Central Michigan and Indiana have already offered him.

“Getting off the ball quick and pass rushing are probably my biggest strengths,” Norris said this summer.

Norris, who has six tackles for a loss and two sacks through four games (30 total tackles), said he’ll also take unofficial visits to Indiana on Sept. 24 and Michigan State on Oct. 8 before making another visit to Central Michigan. Other schools showing major interest and requesting visits include Boston College, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Florida State, Iowa, Northwestern, Penn State and Toledo.

Gregory was a second-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2015 after starring at Nebraska. He is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

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Norris knows Gregory and talks with him occasionally but said, “I don’t want to get in trouble like he did.”

“His moves and how he gets off the ball inspires me to do better,” Norris said.

Louisville is hosting Florida State on Saturday in a matchup of top-10 teams.

*Tindley guard Eric Hunter, a junior, has had a number of high-major programs in to see him at open gyms this week. Purdue’s Matt Painter and Xavier’s Chris Mack were the latest, on Thursday. Indiana’s Rob Judson, Michigan’s Jeff Meyer, Nebraska’s Michael Lewis, IUPUI’s Jason Gardner and Matt Crenshaw and Western’s Illinois’ Josh Jones have all made visits to Tindley. IUPUI and Western Illinois were also in to see guard Hunter White.

Butler and East Carolina are expected in Saturday and Bradley, Illinois, Ohio State and West Virginia are scheduled in next week for the 6-3 Hunter, who averaged 24.6 points and 7.0 rebounds as a sophomore. He has offers from Butler, Purdue and Xavier, among others.

Follow preps insider Kyle Neddenriep on Twitter @KyleNeddenriep.

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