Theodore’s Kevin Norwood commits to Troy

Published 8:41 am Monday, December 11, 2023

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This weekend, Theodore senior defensive lineman Kevin Norwood announced his commitment to play college football at Troy University.

Trojan fans got some much-needed good news on Sunday when the 6-foot-3-inch, 290-pound defensive lineman announced his decision via social media. Norwood is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and is the No. 60 overall prospect in Alabama.

Norwood holds offers from all over the country but chose to commit to Troy over offers from Louisville, Arkansas, Colorado, UAB, Texas A&M, Marshall, Memphis, Liberty, Jacksonville State, Georgia State, Indiana, South Alabama and more. He originally committed to South Alabama during the summer but de-committed in November.

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As a junior, Norwood tallied 86 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss and four sacks at Blount High School. He transferred to Theodore as a senior and was selected to play in the AHSAA North-South All-Star team.

Troy earns the commitment from Norwood after junior college (JUCO) defensive back Samson Israel de-committed from Troy earlier in the weekend.


Troy’s 2024 Recruiting Class now includes Norwood, Mobile (McGill-Toolen) cornerback Shemar Welch, Charles Henderson (Troy) athlete Jywon Boyd, UMS-Wright (Mobile) athlete Joe Lott, Baker athlete Kevin Beckham Jr., McAdory linebacker J’Quan Mason, Westlake (Ga.) offensive lineman Dominic Steward, Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee) athlete Elijah Hall Jr., Montgomery-Catholic quarterback Caleb McCreary, Jacksonville quarterback Jim Ogle, Jefferson (Ga.) offensive lineman Brian Senter and West Jefferson (La.) receiver Shaun Nicholas. The recruiting class also includes junior college (JUCO) commitments from tight end Trae Swartz, receiver Zeriah Beason, offensive lineman Zerian Hudson and defensive backs DK McGruder, EJ Fisk, Navarion Benson and Kris Robinson.

Troy 2024 Commitments (Updated 12/11/23)

Jywon Boyd, ATH, Charles Henderson High School (Troy, Ala.)

Kevin Norwood, DT, Theodore High School (Theodore, Ala.)

Shemar Welch, CB, McGill-Toolen Catholic School (Mobile, Ala.) J

Joe Lott, ATH, UMS-Wright High School (Mobile, Ala.)

Kevin Beckham Jr., ATH, Baker High School (Mobile, Ala.)

J’Quan Mason, LB, McAdory High School (McCalla, Ala.)

Dominic Steward, OL, Westlake High School (Atlanta, Ga.)

Elijah Hall, ATH, Booker T. Washington High School (Tuskegee, Ala.)

Caleb McCreary, QB, Montgomery-Catholic School (Montgomery, Ala.)

Jim Ogle, QB, Jacksonville High School (Jacksonville, Ala.)

Brian Senter, OL, Jefferson High School (Jefferson, Ga.)

Shaun Nicholas, WR, West Jefferson High School (West Jefferson, La.)

DK McGruder, DB, Gulf Coast Mississippi Community College (Natchez, Miss.)

Zeriah Beason, WR, Hutchinson Community College (Duncanville, Texas)

EJ Fisk, CB, East Central Community College (Saltillo, Miss.)

Navarion Benson, DB, Co-Lin Community College (Crystal Springs, Miss.)

Kris Robinson, DB, East Central Community College (Jackson, Miss.)

Zerian Hudson, OL, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Brookhaven, Miss.)

Trae Swartz, TE, Iowa-Western Community Collgee (Ottumwa, Iowa)