Morris Set for UCF Visit

The Knights have been newly placed amongst Stephen Morris' favorites and UCF has a chance to move even further up the list when he takes a visit later this month. Read on to see exactly where UCF ranks for Morris and what he thinks about the program.

Zachary Soto committed to UCF less than a week ago, but word of mouth spreads fast. The 6'6", 265 lb. left tackle from Monsignor Pace H.S. in Miami had an amazing trip to UCF earlier in the month, which inevitably led his commitment. Now his teammate, Stephen Morris, is beginning to get curious about what exactly is going on in Orlando.

"Zach's told me all about it and I'm glad for him," Morris told InsideKnights.com. "It's great that he found the school he wanted and if I decide to go there it'd be good to know someone. He just told me that it was brand new and that everything was great. He said his parents liked it too."

Soto's rave reviews have inspired Morris to check out the campus for himself and the Knights have gone from a school potentially in his plans to a top contender.

"I'm planning on going up there with my coaches (Coach Slaughter and Coach Johnson) on the 31st. We don't know too much about the program, which is why we're taking the visit."

Despite only hearing about UCF and not actually seeing what the program has to offer, the Knights have managed to crack Morris' top three.

"Of the ones that have offered, Virginia, UCF actually, and Miami are my top three."

The 6'2" gun-slinger was productive last season, as he accumulated 19 touchdowns to just nine interceptions. He's been equally busy this summer.

"It's been an amazing. I've had fun and it's definitely one of my best summers ever. I've gone to lots of camps, I've been working out with teammates, and it's been good."

Morris has visited Ole Miss, Miami, Virginia and UF and he plans to visit the aforementioned Florida schools again by the end of the month.

With offers from UCF, Miami, Virginia, Purdue and UCONN, the multifaceted quarterback has plenty of options available and might be getting more offers down the road, as he plans on attending Florida's camp two weeks from now.

In the meantime, Morris is taking on a leadership role and expects his teammates to be hungry for a state title after the fell in the state semi-finals last year.

"I'm motivated. My teammates will tell you, I'm the first one to get in their faces if they aren't trying hard. To me, all being a leader means is to do the right thing, even when no one is looking. There's a time for fun and a time for work and I can't make a mistake because I'm a leader on this team and I can't preach something and then not do it."

Ultimately, Morris is looking for a school that can offer playing time, that isn't too far away from home, has a nice climate, and has a good coaching staff to make him better. UCF potentially has all those key ingredients, especially with the coaching aspect, as Morris is keen on his recruiting coach, David Kelly.

"I like Coach Kelly. He told me there's a lot to see so I'm looking forward to getting up there to see him and his staff with my coaches."

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