LSU was once in a great spot with Joe Morrow, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound wide receiver that hails from the same high school football program that produced five-star receiver DeAndre Brown – one of the most heralded Gulf Coast offensive prospects in recent memory.
Three classes later, head coach Todd Mangum has another gem to reel in passes on Friday nights. And much like Brown, Morrow is fielding interest from nearly every school in the Southeastern Conference.
Settled on four programs, the rising senior heads into the fall with plans of taking official visits before coming to a decision by December.
“I like LSU, Auburn, Arkansas and Mississippi State, and those are the schools I am trying to see for games in the fall,” said Morrow, who also has plans to visit Auburn and Arkansas on unofficial trips this summer.
The focus of the visits will be on each program’s passing attack, an area that Morrow said would make or break a team’s chances come decision time.
“I want to be in an offense that gets their receivers the ball a good bit, because I’ve done the research and I saw that a lot of the running teams didn’t spread the ball around, and I can’t get into a system like that,” he said. “I feel comfortable about what the coaches at those four schools are saying and how they would use me.”
While Morrow called the race even for the moment, LSU’s head start out of the gate has the Tigers still sitting in a comfortable spot as the Ocean Springs standout’s senior season approaches.
“I’ve always said that LSU was the team I followed the most because I was already a fan,” said Morrow, who will graduate from the same program that gave LSU Richard and Travis Dickson. “Because of them, I always had that vision of playing over in Baton Rouge.
“When I went and made a visit with (Dickson) in the spring, coach Miles just came over and talked with me, and the next thing I knew he had offered. I didn’t think I’d ever see that day.”
Morrow said that the LSU coaches have maintained contact over the summer, a charge to land the Magnolia State product being led by special teams coach Joe Robinson.
“I enjoy talking with Joe Rob, and he lets me know that LSU still wants me over there,” Morrow said. “He came over during the spring and then I’ve hit him up some this summer. They said they are going to come out and see a game this fall, and I will be over to Tiger Stadium to see a game, too. I hadn’t picked it out yet.”
Morrow, who was in Baton Rouge for the Nike Football Training Camp in April, plans to return to the LSU campus this weekend for LSU's Elite Camp.