IU Extends Offer, Invitation To Morrow

Indiana staff extends an early offer to St. Edward's H.S. defensive back, along with a spring invitation...

Indiana head coach Terry Hoeppner and his staff is continuing to scour the Buckeye State for prospects. This time they looking at the versatile junior Diauntae Morrow from Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward's High School. The six-foot, 180-pound safety, cornerback and linebacker has the versatility Hoeppner likes and the Hoosiers are one of Morrow's two early offers.

"I have offers from Indiana and Wisconsin," said Morrow. "I went to the Pittsburgh and Ohio State junior days and right now Eastern Michigan, Syracuse and North Carolina have invited me to junior days."

Morrow projects as a safety on the college level, but the ability to play multiple positions makes him an interesting prospect.

"Pitt and Ohio State talked to me about playing the safety position," said Morrow. "I can play corner, safety and linebacker, but I like the secondary more. I'm just more comfortable with it."

The two early offers from Big Ten schools has Morrow considering staying close to home in the Midwest and Indiana has been doing its best to stay on his mind.

"Indiana has just sent me a lot of letters," said Morrow. "We can't really talk right now so it's been through letters. I got invited to come down and watch the Indiana spring practice. I'm going to go to that. My coach was the first to tell me they planned to offer me and then I got a letter in the mail from them.

"Early offers are good because you know people are interested, but at the same time once you're offered it makes you want to work harder and harder to get more. I've been a Big Ten fan my whole life, but it's all open right now. I'm listening to whoever calls."

Morrow has garnered some more national attention after a strong performance at the U.S. Army National Combine held in San Antonio.

"The combine was a really good experience, especially because I did really good there," said Morrow. "I love the competition of those trips. I think it brings out the best in me."

With his junior year of high school only halfway over, Morrow is in no rush to decide on where he will spend his college career.

"I'll probably decide during the season or at the end of next season," Morrow. "I'm going to have to talk it through with my parents and find the right place for me. For them it's education first. Education is the number one thing on my list because of them. I want to major in either business or finance."

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