Kansas WR nets third BCS offer

Emporia (KS) High wide receiver Jerel Morrow is one of the top prospects in the state from the Class of 2013, already owning scholarship offers from both Kansas and Kansas State. Tuesday, a third school joined the party - this time from the Big 10. Phog.net caught up with the dynamic receiver to discuss the offer as well as a couple of recent visits.

Ever since Jerel Morrow visited Nebraska in mid-March, he's kept in contact with the Cornhuskers coaching staff.

And things were going well. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound receiver from Emporia (KS) High could tell they were interested, though he didn't want to assume anything. That is, until his coach pulled him aside Tuesday during track practice.

He wanted to talk about Nebraska.

"I didn't know anything about what he was going to say," Morrow said. "But he offered, and that was one of the best things I heard all day."

The Cornhuskers are the third BCS program to offer the burgeoning Sunflower State star, following in the footsteps of Kansas and Kansas State, and he may be seeing Lincoln, Neb. again sooner rather than later.

"If everything works out I might be going up there to see their spring game this weekend, actually," Morrow said.

In recent weeks, Morrow has made time to visit both the Jayhawks and Wildcats as well. Last weekend, he took in a spring practice in Manhattan, Kan.

He has a long-standing relationship with the Kansas State coaching staff, and was impressed with how they handled the team.

"They were very efficient in what they did," Morrow said. "(The team) knew what they were doing and knew how to handle what they're going through."

The week before, his made a stop in Lawrence, Kan. to catch the first full-pad practice of the spring for the Jayhawks and new head coach Charlie Weis.

When Kansas offered in early March, Morrow admitted he didn't know as much about the Jayhawks football program as he did their in-state rival. But lead recruiter Clint Bowen has done an excellent job of answering all his questions in the weeks since.

He's already seeing evidence of a shift in attitude on Mount Oread.

"It was definitely eye opening," he said, of the spring practice. "I know that they are rebuilding, but the way that they practice you can tell a little bit - they're getting it down. I can tell there's progress that they're making."

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