Chicagoland defender chooses Cincinnati

Tatum Norton, a Class of 2014 defender from Rockford, Ill., has verbally committed to Cincinnati, her family has confirmed to ESPNHS.

Norton is a defender with Sockers FC in the ECNL, and was a part of the all-event team at the ECNL National Event in San Antonio in February. She also attended the ECNL/id2 Player Development Program camp in Madison, Wis., earlier this year. Primarily a defender, Norton has also spent time as a central midfielder.

She attends Boylan Catholic (Rockford, Ill.).

Norton becomes the first confirmed commitment to Cincinnati for the Class of 2014.