According to published reports by several recruiting sites, Kevin Norwood has committed to Alabama.
Norwood is a wide receiver prospect out of Biloxi, Mississippi, where has has starred at D'Iverville high school. He is listed as a three-star prospect with Scout.com, and a four-star with Rivals, and this is a big commitment. There are prospects out there who are more highly-touted than Norwood, but Coach Saban and company were attracted to this young man several months ago, and they have made him an absolute priority ever since. Some have even argued that he might be the top wide receiver prospect on our board, and given the attention that we have given him, that may very well be true (sans Rueben Randle).
Either way, it's clear that we wanted Norwood in the worst way, and this is a big commitment. We're still probably going to sign a couple of more wide receivers other than Norwood -- I figure we'll take two out of the group of Rueben Randle, Kendall Kelly, Chad Bumphis, and Patrick Patterson -- but Norwood is clearly one that we really wanted.
And there is more good news coming out of Mississippi on the recruiting front. Fletcher Cox has been the number one prospect on our board at the Jack linebacker position for months now, and it is starting to look like we will be able to steal him away from Mississippi State. He is still committed to MSU at the moment, but Coach Saban visited him in person today, and according to comments from his high school coach, we actually lead for his services at the moment.