Norman signs with Hurricanes

Published 7:47 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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Washington High School receiver Christian Norman will continue his football career for Louisburg College in the fall.

The 6’3 195 lb. senior didn’t play football until he got to high school and also found time to start for the basketball team and compete in three track events.

“Louisburg is getting a player who has just scratched the surface of his potential,” Pam Pack coach Perry Owens said. “He is a tremendous athlete with a 42 inch vertical jump and can definitely develop into a Division I prospect. He’s worked hard in the weight room and will continue to do so at Louisburg.

Norman said the new Hurricanes coaching staff told him he will switch to free safety after playing offense during high school.

“I’m fine with the move, whatever gets me on the field faster,” Norman said. “I think it’s an advantage to have been a receiver, because I know how routes are run and how they think. I liked the Louisburg campus a lot and am ready to get to work up there.”

Norman entered WHS as a basketball player and track athlete, but Owens and former assistant coach Kevin Chapman encouraged him to try football in the fall.

He helped the Pack to the third round of the 2A playoffs his junior year and played a role in their three victories his senior year. He caught three touchdown passes against SouthWest Edgecombe and came up with a tumbling grab against South Central that flashed his athletic potential.

“He’s a blank slate as far as defense goes and his intelligence will allow him to learn quickly,” Owens said. “In basically 18 months he’s gone from being new to football to earning a chance to play in college. That speaks volumes about his work ethic and I’m excited to see what happens next.”