2015 Husker profile: Ed Morrow

A look at talented Nebraska freshman forward Ed Morrow.

Ed Morrow

Position: Forward

Height/Weight: 6-foot-7 / 225-pounds

High school: Simeon high school (IL)

Year: True Freshman

Scout.com on Morrow out of HS:

For me, I look at a kid like Ed Morrow and I just feel like he is someone who is going to have a really good college career have people look back at us and ask why we didn't put him in the top 100.

Morrow is a near-elite athlete with a tremendous motor, and has a ton of toughness. There is no denying he is a bit undersized, but I see his will and desire making up for it, and him being a very productive college player in the Big Ten.

- Brian Snow, Scout.com national recruiting analyst

2015-16 preview: One of the bigger nationally sought after recruits Nebraska has landed in the last decade; Morrow will have plenty of opportunities to log big minutes in 2015-16 and his growth will be one of the bigger storylines this season.

A guy who didn’t lift weights in high school, Morrow has worked hard in the short time he’s been in Lincoln to change his body physically. So far, the true freshman has dropped 10 percent body fat, gained 20 pounds of muscle, and is now weighing 227-pounds. The extra strength will be crucial for when the Huskers hit Big Ten play.

“From stepping on the floor the first day to now, I’m more comfortable in practice,” said Morrow, who talked about what he’s hoping to bring to the floor.

“I play above the rim.  I rebound at an extensive rate and love to block shots. I see that as my role. I bring the energy and hope to make this more of a team.”

Playing for the Mac Irvin Fire AAU program, Morrow is used to playing top competition and won’t be intimated in conference play.

“It was a big opportunity for me. Most of the guys I will play with in college, I played in high school with,” said Morrow. “It’s basically who’s gotten better. It’s about stepping up to the plate.”

How he ended up in Lincoln: With offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, West Virginia and SMU, Morrow decided Nebraska was where he wanted to be, following in the footsteps of his parents who are Husker alums.

Successful in both the high school and AAU ranks, Morrow was an unanimous first-team all-state selection by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, averaging 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots per game his senior year.

Simeon was 28-4 during his senior year.

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