A Phillip Morris Update

2004 Clemson signee Phillip Morris knew he was likely headed to junior college before arriving at Clemson. One year later, are the Tigers still in his plans? Are other schools still actively recruiting him?

Former Timmonsville standout Phillip Morris is currently attending summer school at Georgia Military, where he hoping to graduate in December.

The 6-4, 195 pound prospect finds himself working hard in the classroom to make sure he can play football. "School went real good this year. My grades are going pretty good. I had a pretty good spring. I am up at summer school now," Morris told CUTigers.com in a recent interview.

The former Clemson signee is looking forward to more playing time this year as a wide receiver. "I'm not sure of my stats from last year but I can tell you that I didn't get as many reps as I had hoped.

"But right now I am going to both summer sessions. I'm trying to get out of here. I want to graduate in December and then go ahead and move on. I feel confident that I will be ready to graduate by then," he said.

Coach Burns continues to recruit the star receiver for the Tigers. "I'm still hearing from Clemson a lot. I still get mail from Coach Burns, but I haven't heard from him in about a month. I'm still looking forward to going there," Morris added.

When asked how firm his commitment was to the Tigers, Morris responded, "I still like them right now. They are at the top of my list, but I'm going to keep my options open. At the same time I waned to be a Tiger out of high school and that is still with me."

Several other schools continue to show significant interest Morris. "I'm getting letters from Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma State and North Carolina State," he said.

Phillip's older brother, and former Clemson linebacker Kelvin Morris, will be playing football again this fall. "He is doing good. He is going to West Georgia and he's going to play his last year there."

The talented receiver has learned some lessons from his older brother's experience at Clemson. (Morris played for the Tigers during the 2002 season before falling short in his academics.) "It drives me harder," he said. "You can't play football without doing the work. You've got to buckle down and hit the books. They keep behind you real good here. That is one good thing about here."

Finally, Morris added that he is now up to 195 pounds after playing around 180 at Timmonsville High School.

CUTigers.com will continue to keep you updated on this former Clemson signee throughout the upcoming season.

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