Morrow Likes His Visit to K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Easily one of the top athletes in the state of Kansas, Jerel Morrow has garnered attention for his play on the gridiron. Taking in the scenery of Manhattan, Morrow came away impressed with the Wildcat program. Read his interview here.

Despite missing a good portion of the 2011 season with injury, Jerel Morrow has established himself as one of the top athletes in The Sunflower State. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound wide receiver/defensive back already has Kansas State and Kansas vying for his services with extended offers, but recently picked up his third from Ohio University- the "Cinderella" school in this year's version of March Madness.

"Kansas State, I liked a lot," said Jerel Morrow. "I was there a month ago for a Junior Day and got to speak with Coach Snyder. I enjoyed all of the coaches as a whole. It seems like they take good care of their student-athletes.

"Without having been on campus before, the visit showed me a lot about what Kansas State is about. My Dad was with me. He's an Emporia State fan, so it doesn't matter to him where I go. He's just enjoying seeing the colleges with me."

Morrow competes in the Centennial League at Emporia High School. Primarily used as a wide receiver, some programs, like Missouri, like Morrow as a cornerback.

"I've been a starter since my sophomore season," Morrow said. "I was having a pretty good junior season before I broke my ankle in the sixth game of the year. I'm coming back next season stronger, faster, and more solid all-around. My biggest strength is I'm a very physical player. Whatever it is I lack, I make up for by playing physical football."

The Emporia Spartans had to make their push to the 5A playoffs last season with Morrow's services. He did impress early with seven receptions for 163 yards and three touchdowns in the second game of the season against Washburn Rural.

"My head coach, Dustin Delaney, is helping me with everything during the recruiting process," Morrow explained. "He's giving me all of the information I need to know. Academics are what I look at most when evaluating colleges. Football is not one of the sports you can play forever, so I look at what the college has to offer outside of athletics. As far as the football side of it goes, if a coach is going take a chance on me, I'd be willing to do anything, whatever, to help the team win."

Morrow also basketball. While on his visit to Manhattan he saw the Wildcats play Iowa State. He averaged a little less than 10 points-per-game for Emporia this season. In the spring he's competing in the long jump for the track team.

Morrow still wants to do more traveling before summer. His next planned trip is to Lincoln, Neb. to learn more about the Cornhuskers. Coach Snyder and Coach Weis won't be too happy, however, if this one gets out of the state.

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