Tom Allen and his staff are trying to land a number of prospects from the state of Texas in the 2018 recruiting class, and one player from the Lone Star State they have targeted is Alex Morris. Peegs.com caught up with the 6-foot-1, 188-pound safety from Humble (TX) Atascocita H.S. to see where things stand with his recruiting at this time.
Morris, who has offers from Indiana and Louisville to go along with interest from Texas A&M, Houston, Arkansas State and Memphis, said the Hoosiers like the versatility he has as a player.
“I have been talking to Coach (Noah) Joseph,” he said. “They like me because of my versatility. Not only can I move at safety, and I can come up and play in the box and be a factor against the run as well. I also play receiver for my school and that is something else they like.”
The talented prospect is still learning about IU, but one thing he likes about them is the family type atmosphere they have in their program.
“After paying attention to them I see how their players spend a lot of time with the coaches when they are away from the field, and that shows me they are a true family up there,” Morris said about Indiana. “I think that is pretty cool, and it is something that will be a big factor for me.”
Morris is planning on making a trip up to Bloomington this summer to get a closer look at the program and the university.
“There is a good possibility I will make a visit there this summer,” he said. “I am really excited about the chance to go up there and visit with the coaches.”
This past fall Morris was a standout on both sides of the ball for an Atascocita team that went 12-2 and was one game away from playing for a state title.
“As a team I think we played great and we played like we were a true family,” he said about his junior season. “For me individually, I felt like I had a great season. During the season, I played more at receiver, but in the playoffs I played mainly defense and I thought I played really well. But for me it is all about the team, and I don’t put myself ahead of the team.”
When it comes to his decision, the Texas native said that he academics and a strong bond with the coaches will be big factors in where he decides to play his college football.
“The first thing is academics,” he said when asked what he is looking for in a school. “I want to major in business and accounting, and I know Indiana would be a very good school to go to for that. As I said before, I will also look at the relationship the players have with the coaches.”
Morris has been talking with his family about a timetable for make his decision, and the plan is to commit before the start of his senior season.
“Me and my family have been talking about it a lot and the reasons for doing it before my season,” he said. “For instance, if I were to get injured before I actually committed that would be bad. So we think it would be a good idea to have my decision made before the start of my senior season.”