Morrow Looking At Four, Talks Tigers

Talented wide receiver Joe Morrow talks recruiting, Auburn and preparing for his senior year.

Ocean Springs, Miss.--One of the top wide receiver prospects in the country has been busy narrowing down his list of schools as he gets ready for his senior season. With several months before he plans to make a decision, big Joe Morrow said at the moment Auburn, Mississippi State, Arkansas and LSU are out in front.

Rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com, the 6-4, 200 Morrow is a physical receiver who is following in the footsteps of Southern Miss standout DeAndre Brown at Ocean Springs. Much like Brown did, Morrow has the chance to check out some of his favorites early on in the process and he said he's getting ready to see one of them again real soon.

"I have been getting a lot of calls," Morrow tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "Most of them have been about when I'm coming to visit their schools.

"I have been talking to my mom about it and she said the next one she wants to go visit in about two weeks is Auburn. She wants to take another trip up there and I want to visit there too and get another tattoo while I'm up there.

"I'm also going to go to Arkansas, but we haven't planned too much on that one," he adds.

Joe Morrow

Auburn has been on Morrow's radar since early on and if anything the Tigers have gotten stronger with him as he learns more and more about the program. Much of that he said comes from his relationship with the coaching staff.

"It's just the coaches," Morrow says. "Coach (Trooper) Taylor, I get along with him real well. I know they have younger quarterbacks that are really good. This year our quarterback is going to be pretty young so I don't know how much we'll throw the ball. I just want the chance to play with a real good quarterback that knows what he's doing."

Playing for mostly a running team, Morrow still managed a big junior season in 2009. With 40 catches for 770 yards and 11 touchdowns he was able to show his big play ability and he says that's something he's looking for out of the program he chooses to play college football.

"It shows that because Auburn was recruiting him and he committed that they're not just going to pound the ball up the middle," Morrow says. "They're going to be a multiple running-passing team. I like that. I come from a team that just runs the ball. I get the ball occasionally. When I get it I've got to make something happen."

With his mind still on recruiting, Morrow has been forced to put his preparation for his senior year on hold after he was forced to take it easy the last few weeks after several allergies caused throat problems for him. Medication has since alleviated the problem, but has put him behind in his workout schedule. He said that's going to be the focus for him in July as he prepares for his senior year.

"I'm just going to start back training this weekend," Morrow says. "I just want to get back to my regular health. I'm ready to be 100 percent."

Morrow plans to visit all four of his favorites officially this fall before making a decision in December.

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