The outpouring of thoughts about Ryan Mallett has been incredible. One guy who knew Ryan well was his high school coach in Texarkana, Barry Norton.

He joined Rick Walker on Sunrise Deltaplex to talk about his former player.

Rick asked him what is was like to coach Ryan.

He was asked if he had his eye on Ryan growing up.

Rick asked what the recruitment process was like and whether he was the first guy he coached to be strongly recruited.

He was asked if they kept in touch.

Norton talked about how he was shocked by the news.