Not much is known about kicker Ryan Norton, other than that he has a monster leg. Kickoffs were a huge issue for this team last year, especially with Ross Krautman suffering from a nagging injury last year. If Norton can put the ball in the endzone consistently, it will be a huge advantagae for SU.
Stats Me: 48 touchbacks this year, with an average of around 70 yards and a long of 80 on kickoffs. He is 13-20 on field goals in his high school career.
Scout says...two stars.
ESPN says...no stars, grade of 45.
Who's Crying?: He had a Rice offer, and interest from Georgia Tech.
Money Quote: "My best strength is definitely kickoffs with distance and hangtime. I think I need to work on punting and accuracy with field goals."
Which SU Coach Gets a Bonus?: John Anselmo was the lead recruiter for Norton.
Fun Fact: Norton is also an accomplished Lacrosse player. He plays midfield for Garden City High School.
Boom Go the Kicks:
Ryan Norton Garden City Kicker (via ckoep3611)