JC Wide Receiver Michael Morris Firm BYU Commit

A non-LDS, 6-1, 182-pound wide receiver from Itawamba Community College in Southern Mississippi has committed to BYU and will enroll in January to help plug one of the most-apparent weaknesses in the Cougars offense.

Michael Morris was also been offered scholarships by Illinois and New Mexico, but committed after his recent recruiting visit to Provo.

He said he was won over by the type of offense BYU runs and the opportunity to play and contribute immediately. "I like BYU's offense and it just seemed like the best fit for me. I know that I'll have an opportunity to play right off the bat in a wide-open offense and I like that."

Itawamba runs a similar offense to with a one-back, four wide receiver set in most formations, according to head coach Jeff Terrill. Morris was Itawamba's top receiver with 48 receptions for eight touchdowns.

Coach Terrill commented on his star receiver: "Michael (Morris) is a very hard-working and determined young man. He's a heck of an athlete. He's a definite D-1 prospect and should do well with his work ethic and talent. He was our best receiver last year and he'll do extremely well at BYU in their offense."

Morris runs a 4.4 forty and is an excellent leaper. He's good in the open field and runs very disciplined routes, according to his coach. "It was a great pleasure to have coached Michael and helped develop him so that he could play D-1 ball. We're extremely proud of him as a coaching staff."

On the prospects of playing for the Cougars, Morris told TotalBlueSports.com, "I'm excited to get to Provo and to get going." Though he is not LDS, he said he feels it won't be a problem acclimating himself to BYU. "I'm Southern Baptist and I'm a devout Christian, so fitting in shouldn't be a problem. I had a good feeling when I was on their campus. I know it will be a good fit."

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