Clemson target set with three

Georgia native Jason Morris plays his high school basketball at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. It looks like he could be heading back south to play college ball.

Clemson basketball recruit Jason Morris is getting closer to the day he'd like to finally decide between Clemson, Georgia Tech and Stanford.

Throughout the past several weeks, the class of 2010 prospect has kept the three schools even with one another. As the early signing period from Nov. 11-18 approaches, Morris told CUTigers that his decision could be just around the corner.

"I'd like to get it done early," he said. "It would make things a lot easier."

It seems that the Tigers could be inching a nose out ahead of the Yellow Jackets and Cardinal.

Morris has yet to pick a date for his trip to Georgia Tech.

"Nothing has been cemented but, yes, it's coming up sooner or later," he said.

Things with Stanford seemed to have slowed down.

"I don't know really what's going on, on their end," Morris said. "We've got to figure out what's going on over there."

On his official visit to Clemson two weeks ago for Rock the ‘John, Morris said he spent a lot of time with current 2010 Clemson commit Marcus Thornton. Morris said Thornton did his share of recruiting him that weekend.

The two were early arrivals that Friday afternoon before Rock the ‘John got underway later that night. They were on hand at Littlejohn Coliseum to see Clemson players interviewed by media and pose for team pictures. Morris said they also watched Oliver Purnell conduct practice.

The first practice before the season, Morris said the intensity level wasn't quite as high as it could in the upcoming weeks.

"He was introducing a lot of things to the guys. You could tell he was cutting them a little of slack," he said. "Maybe a month from then, there wouldn't be the same reception if you mess up.

"It was structured and they went hard."

Morris had a lot of fun at Rock the ‘John.

"The Clemson games are just as loud as that was," he said. "Coach Purnell's entrance was unique to say the least."

Morris is a four star and rated as the No. 18 small forward prospect for his class according to Scout.com.


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