Skyline High School [Sammamish, Wash.] rising junior quarterback Max Browne had not spent much time considering Clemson as a potential destination for the next level.
Morris changed that when he offered Browne last Monday, joining Washington, Utah and California.
"I was completely surprised," Browne told CUTigers.com last week. "I was so surprised. My coach called me and said, ‘The Tigers have offered.' I couldn't even figure out which Tigers school it was. I was excited. Clemson is a great school. My aunt's lived close to there, for a year or so."
The interest is mutual.
"Now, they're on a short list," Browne said of Clemson. (Scout.com)
The 6-foot-5, 196-pound quarterback spoke to Morris on Monday afternoon.
"He said he was impressed with my film," Browne said. "[Morris was] just trying to build a relationship. He was asking about my family, where I live, about my high school team—nothing too deep. He said he's going to start recruiting me."
Although Browne wants to learn more about Clemson, he already has the basics down.
"Just Death Valley and the tradition of Howard's Rock—I know it's a nice area, nice people, but not a whole bunch," he said.
Washington was first to offer, and that came nearly a year to the day that Morris made the offer from Clemson.
Though he hails from the heart of Husky country, Browne said he's not a die-hard U-Dub fan.
"Obviously, I tend to route for the hometown team. There are some huge U-Dub fans around here. I wouldn't say I'm a big U-Dub fan," he said. "There's no bias or anything. I root for U-Dub, but I'm not a huge U-Dub fan."
If Browne was to leave the area, he wouldn't be the first Skyline quarterback to pass on the hometown team. Jake Heaps, the Scout.com No. 1 quarterback in the class of 2010, will be a sophomore at BYU this fall.
Browne will visit Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Michigan this summer.