In-State Sleeper Will be One to Watch

After rushing for 1,358 yards on 234 carries and scoring 26 touchdowns as a junior, tailback Bobby Morrison from West Iredell High School in Statesville, N.C. is one of the state's top returning backs headed into the 2007 season.

After rushing for 1,358 yards on 234 carries and scoring 26 touchdowns as a junior, tailback Bobby Morrison from West Iredell High School in Statesville, N.C. is one of the state's top returning backs headed into the 2007 season.

Named all-county and county player of the year in 2006, Morrison has built on that campaign with a solid showing on the combine circuit this spring. At a combine hosted by VTO Sports, Morrison ran a 4.4-second 40-yard dash and an exceptional pro shuttle of 3.96-seconds.

At the Scout combine this past weekend, Morrison was measured at 5-8, 184 pounds and ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash. He also logged an impressive 34-inch vertical leap.

While he could potentially project anywhere from running back to cornerback on the next level, Morrison has an impressive physical build and tremendous potential. That's helped him him earn interest from a host of division one schools.

"I'm hearing from East Carolina, Wake Forest, Marshall, NC State, Illinois and Penn State," said Morrison. "I haven't got any scholarship offers yet, though."

NC State picked up their interest over the spring and it appears they'll be keeping a close eye on Morrison over the coming months.

"The big thing for me is that NC State is close to home," said Morrison. "I've always liked the Wolfpack. One of their recruiters came by a couple weeks ago. He got my cell phone number and they've been sending me a lot of mail to my house."

Morrison said he's not ready to name any college favorites as he waits to earn his first scholarship offer. Summer camps could be big in meeting that goal but the rising senior said he doesn't have anything set up just yet.

"I'm not sure which camps I'll be going to but I do plan to go to some."

Stay tuned as Pack Pride will continue to follow Morrison over the coming months.


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