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Lee freshmen hope USA tryouts lead to brighter future

Deuce Norman and Eric Cisneros hope earn a spot on the U-16 team for USA Football. (Source: KWES) Deuce Norman and Eric Cisneros hope earn a spot on the U-16 team for USA Football. (Source: KWES)
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For Lee freshmen Deuce Norman and Eric Cisneros football has been a part of their lives for as long as they could remember.

“I’ve been playing it since I was little. It’s just a really fun sport to me and I take it very seriously and I want to be the best at what I do,” said Norman.

“I’ve been playing since second grade. It’s probably been the best sport I’ve ever played before; I just fell in love with it ever since,” said Cisneros.

The two friends though came into the sport differently. Cisneros picked up the sport on his own while Norman was born into it. Norman’s dad John and uncle Josh, star players at Lee themselves went on to play at Texas Tech and Oklahoma before stints in the NFL.

“They set a pretty high standard for me and I just want to beat where they were,” said Norman. 

For the two to blaze their own trail, it starts this weekend in Lancaster where they will participate in a two USA Football camps with the hopes of making their age groups national team.

“It gets you more noticed for colleges and right now I’m using football as a resource to get me to college,” said Cisneros.

“It’s a way to get your name out there and show the world what you can do,” said Norman.

Attending the camps means they will also be working towards becoming better players for their school.

“Since 7th grade all the way up to 9th grade we been dealing with the same people over and over again. It’ll be great to go against bigger and better people to go against so I can bring it back here,” Cisneros.

It’s that passion and drive that continues to fuel the young center and running back.

“I’m kind of in love with everything about the game even with the hard times like the conditioning and all the training you have to go through. There’s never really been a moment where I’m like man I don’t want to do is anymore,” said Norman.

So it’s time to lace up the cleats because for these two there’s more work to be done.

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