He also got the chance to scope out a diverse range of potential teammates, as junior day attracted recruits from Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central RT Alan Posey), to suburban New York (Bronxville High School OT/DE Kieran Borcich).
While some prospects were presumably visiting University of Maryland's campus for the first time, Morton, who has been many times and attends high school about two miles from it, seems to have felt at home during the group's tour.
It's a school [where] I could see me and my future going well, Morton said. It's a great atmosphere.
Morton added that at Maryland, It's like everything's all together. He cited the way students and players interact with each other on campus for this judgment.
Hanging out with players like Davin Meggett, Da'Rel Scott, DeMatha graduate Kenny Tate and Caleb Porzel - a product of Stag rival Good Counsel - during practice and after lunch allowed him to partake in this type of interaction.
We were just talking about plays, where we came from [and] where we stand now, said Morton.
Although going over plays with, arguably, the top two Terp running backs will undoubtedly prove valuable to Morton, he said Maryland's offense is similar to the system he is playing in now, it is just called differently.
Maryland's plays didn't seem confusing to me, Morton said. Zone stretch [plays aren't] hard for me. The blocking schemes are set the way my team plays right now.
Morton noted that, from what he observed, college football isn't much different from high school football. Everything's just a step faster than what it is now, Morton said. It's not a huge difference, just another step up. It's a pretty good place.