Jayhawks check in with Morrow

Emporia (KS) High School athlete Jerel Morrow is one of the hottest Class of 2013 prospects in the state of Kansas, with a number of high-level suitors on his trail. One such suitor is the University of Kansas, and when the spring evaluation period opened last weekend, Morrow was one of the first calls on their list.

Sunday, he spoke to lead recruiter Clint Bowen and Head Coach Charlie Weis.

"He's very humorous," Jerel Morrow said, of Weis. "He was just letting me know that since I'm a family man I need to sat in Kansas and go to school right up the road. He was explaining that their secondary was all seniors who were leaving, and if I wanted to play really quick I'd be able to get on the field as soon as possible."

The explosive, 6-foot-1, 180-pound wide receiver and safety had spoken briefly with Weis before, while attending a spring practice earlier this month, but he got some quality time with him during the 20 minute call.

The Jayhawks were the only program to reach out to him last weekend, which is something that sticks out in Morrow's mind.

"It's definitely something I'll remember from KU," he said. "That does stand out with me. But I know coaches are busy and stuff, so it doesn't put me off that other coaches didn't call. But it does stand out that KU was the first to call."

Morrow also holds offers from Kansas State and Nebraska, and had plans last weekend to visit Lincoln, Neb. for the Huskers spring game. He and his mother opted to postpone, however, and will look for another weekend to attend.

"The next opportunity that I can get my mom up there we'll definitely go up there," he explained. "It's not planned, but the next time we can get up there and look at the technical and academic stuff we can maybe make that trip."

Emporia High School is holding its prom next weekend, but Morrow said he was looking into the possibility of attending a spring game at either Kansas or Kansas State.

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