Created:Monday, February 4, 2013 6:06 p.m.CDT
Updated:Monday, February 4, 2013 6:08 p.m.CDT

Norberg headed to North Dakota, if Iowa doesn't offer

Cary-Grove's Kyle Norberg runs with the ball during the 2012. Norberg (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) has committed to North Dakota, an NCAA Division I school that plays in the Football Championship Subdivision. He visited Iowa over the weekend and hoped that Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz might make an offer. (Monica Maschak -

Cary-Grove fullback-linebacker Kyle Norberg (6-1, 215) called North Dakota coach Chris Mussman on Sunday night to reaffirm his commitment to the Fighting Sioux.

Norberg, however, visited Iowa over the weekend and would jump to the Hawkeyes if coach Kirk Ferentz made an offer. Norberg thoroughly enjoyed his visit to Iowa City, which ended with a trip to Ferentz's house with other recruits who had scholarship offers.

So far, all Iowa has been able to offer Norberg was a preferred walk-on. If Iowa does not make an offer, Norberg said he would sign with North Dakota on Wednesday, the first day of the signing period for football.

"Coach Ferentz said he wishes they had known about me sooner," Norberg said.

Complicating things for Norberg was the NCAA's current dead period, which began Monday and runs through Thursday. He said coaches could not call him over the next two days, but he could call them.

"I didn't want it to come down to the wire," Norberg said. "I think it will be done [Tuesday] afternoon."