Tigers Nearing 11th Verbal Commitment

Clemson running backs coach Burton Burns is ultra close to picking up the Tigers' 11th verbal commitment for the 2004 class, and its none other than one of the top athletes in the Palmetto State. Find out how close he is to pulling the trigger in this extensive report.

WR/S Phillip Morris
6-4, 190, 4.43
Timmonsville High School
Timmonsville, South Carolina

Timmonsville athlete Phillip Morris continues to list two favorites, but the time is growing close when he will announce his commitment. Morris had another impressive performance last week as he led Timmonsville to a 48-8 victory. The talented athlete had 135 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns in the contest.

The 6-4, 190 pound speedster is still not ready to go on record with a favorite. "I'm still holding with Clemson and Tennessee as my favorites," stated the prize recruit.

A commitment could come from Morris over the next few weeks. "I feel its getting closer. It's about time for me to make that commitment. It will probably be after my season." Timmonsville plays their last regular season game this week and begin the playoffs the following week.

Morris plans to be in Death Valley next weekend to watch the 2003 Bowden Bowl. "I talked to Coach Burns last night. I told him to get my name on the list because I'm coming to the Florida State Game."

Phillip's older brother Kelvin is doing well according to Coach Burns. "He's doing well. He's ready for his knee to heal up. Coach Burns said his knee is coming along real good."

The Tigers are recruiting the standout athlete primarily as a receiver, but he doesn't mind playing defensive back. "Coach Lovett said I could have a spot back there, but they are still recruiting me as a receiver. It really doesn't matter. I'll take what I can get."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding athlete from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.

Editor's Note
As we've stated since the early part of the summer, we believe that Phillip Morris will ultimately announce Clemson at somepoint, and it now appears he's getting very close to making his final decision. He's itching to get the recruiting process over with, and all indications are that he is still set to go with the Clemson Tigers. Stay tuned!

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