Big WR Checks Out Auburn

This talented receiver from Ocean Springs talks about taking an unofficial visit to Auburn.

Ocean Springs, Miss.--Big, physical wide receivers are always at a premium in the recruiting world and one of the best for the 2011 class is Joe Morrow. A playmaker at 6-4, 210, Morrow visited Auburn unofficially early in the weekend and said he enjoyed having the chance to see the campus for the first time.

"It went real well," Morrow said. "I got to meet everybody and sit with the coaches. The receiver coach (Trooper Taylor) made me feel real at home. He said they have a big family and I felt that there. I really liked it.

"I talked to him a lot," he added. "They were asking me where I'm leaning. Out of all of the schools I have visited I like Auburn the most."

Having already visited Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, and Alabama, Morrow said he currently has offers from the big three in Mississippi. He said Alabama is also talking to him about an offer and that's what he heard from Auburn as well on his visit.

"They said they're going to get my transcript and check out everything," Morrow said. "They said I'll have an offer waiting on me after that."

Getting interested in the Tigers after hearing from Taylor and getting recruited by him, Morrow said there's a lot to like about Auburn once you see it in person.

"It was my first time actually learning about Auburn," Morrow said. "I liked it. It's a big campus. It was pretty good and I think I would be comfortable there."

One of the biggest reasons offensive recruits are showing more and more interest in Auburn the last few years is because of coordinator Gus Malzahn and the system the Tigers employ. Morrow said having the chance to sit down with him gave him a better feel of how he would be used if he chose Auburn.

"He was talking about the offense and what position I would play," Morrow said. "He was talking about slot receiver or sometimes outside receiver. He said he could move me around and maybe throw it a little bit on a reverse. He said it was a balanced offense and I like really like that."

With 4.51 speed in the 40-yard dash, Morrow has the quickness to make plays in the open field as well as get downfield in a hurry. He used that to put up some big numbers last season as a junior when he caught 44 passes for 831 yards and 14 touchdowns despite playing in mostly a running offense.

Holding several offers already and with more possibly coming down the road, Morrow said he's in no hurry to make a decision and could go all the way until signing day before he's ready to announce anything.

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