Visit Seals the Deal for Morris

George Morris is one of the biggest names in the Class of 2012 for Syracuse, and his commitment in December was a bit of a surprise. After visiting last weekend, Morris is "100 percent solid to Syracuse." He spoke to Scout.com about the trip.

"I'm 100 percent solid to Syracuse," running back George Morris said after taking his official visit there over the weekend. "I loved it up there, loved everything about it.

"The coaches, the players on the team, the campus, the facilities and the recruits I will be playing with, coming in…"

Morris committed to SU on December 21, and he has been solid to the Orange ever since.

"I haven't heard from any other schools (since the commitment)," he said.

Before the visit even began, Morris formed a good bond with fellow Georgia commits Joshua Parris and Josh Manley (now a "soft" verbal) as well as Palatka (FL) linebacker Leroy Owens.

"We hung out quite a bit (during the visit)," said Morris. "We kind of clicked real fast.

"We were joking about how we can't wait to get up there and be on the team."

The Central Gwinnett (GA) prospect got to speak with most of the coaching staff while in Central New York in addition to bonding with future teammates.

"I spoke to Coach (Tyrone) Wheatley, Coach (Nathaniel) Hackett and Coach Doug Marrone , They can't wait to get me up there and use me in different packages to display my strength on offense," said Morris.

Even with the bonding and time to speak with coaches, he felt most at home when everybody was together.

"It had to be the first night we got there," said Morris of the moment he knew Syracuse was his college choice during the visit. "The coaches and recruits were all there…showing interest in building that bond and relationship as well as the players and coaches connecting.

"It just made everything official, you know, this is the place for me."

"These coaches are here for us, they want to get to know us, they want to help us be better players down the line," Morris continued.

When asked if the visit sealed the deal, Morris replied: "Yes." He added that the visit was "very successful."

But Morris is also trying to make sure more prospects elect to go to Syracuse in the process.

"We were trying to show them that Syracuse is the place for them," Morris said of the recruiting he has been doing since committing. "We were definitely trying to get people aboard the ship."

It has seemingly worked, as three prospects have since committed to Syracuse.


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