2003 Profile: OL Derrick Morse

One of the top offensive line prospects out of the Sunshine State this year is Derrick Morse. Morse was a first team All Conference pick as a junior as well as a third team all-state selection last season. The fully qualified offensive lineman has also already been to Clemson for an unofficial visit.

Derrick Morse, currently ranked as the #57 prospect in the country on the offensive line by TheInsiders, has several schools on his mind at this point in the recruiting process.

"My coach and I just sat down and came up with my top six schools," said Morse in a recent interview. "They are Florida, Miami, Florida State, Oklahoma, Clemson, and North Carolina."

Morse actually went up to Clemson several weeks to check out the scene in Tiger Town. "I went up to visit Clemson for an unofficial visit," said Morse. "It was nice. On the way back, we stopped at Florida State and Florida. Right now, I am pretty open between Florida, Clemson, FSU, Miami, Oklahoma and North Carolina."

At 6-foot-4 and 295 pounds, Morse proved at the NIKE Camp earlier this year, and again during spring drills why he's one of the state's top offensive line prospects. In fact, he was just rated as the top lineman out of 340 potential prospects at Miami's Down and Dirty camp last week.

The fully qualified offensive lineman comes from a talent rich program at Estero High School where last season he played along side Florida signee Randy Hand.

Certainly, the Tigers have left the door open for Morse, being one of the first schools to offer, but the Miami Hurricanes could be the team to beat in this one before next February.

Without question, it will be important for Morse to make an official visit this fall up to Clemson- that alone could make a huge difference. It also helps that Clemson recruiting coordinator Rick Stockstill has been Morse's main contact thus far.

We will continue to keep you updated on Derrick Morse throughout the upcoming season.

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