Salisbury Duo Set Two Visits

Salisbury (N.C.) teammates and North Carolina verbal commitments Romar Morris and Darien Rankin have scheduled their official visit to UNC – and a second school.

"[My UNC official visit] is next Saturday, the 21st [of January]," Morris said. "We just talked to the coaches and set everything up for that weekend."

The weekend before heading to Chapel Hill, Morris and Rankin will officially visit Penn State.

"Really, I just want to go up there and take a look." Morris said. "Coach [Bill] Kenney has been dying to get us up there to take a look at everything. So we just want to go up there and see how things look."

Morris, a 5-foot-9, 172-pound speedster, says that he believes UNC and Penn State will be his only official trips.

"I looked at Louisville, because the coach came to my school to talk to me," Morris said. "But I don't think I'm going to set anything up with them."

Despite his willingness to listen to other schools and schedule an official visit with Penn State, Morris maintains that his commitment to UNC is "solid."

"There's nothing to worry about," Morris said.

Morris said the UNC coaching staff is fine with him taking an official visit to Penn State.

"[Troy Douglas] just said ‘Don't come back wanting to go there,'" Morris said. "But I told him I'm still solid."

Morris speaks to Douglas at least once a week.

"Mainly, [when he calls] he's just seeing how we're doing and making sure we're keeping up with our grades," Morris said.

Douglas came to one of Morris' recent basketball games. Additionally, Douglas, along with Ken Browning, has visited Morris at his home.

"If I can put a couple more pounds on me, they want me to be an every-down ‘back," Morris said. "They want to use my speed a lot and get me out in the open."

The coaches have cited their usage of Johnny White in 2010 as a blueprint of how they plan on using Morris.

"When I go to the games, they told me to keep an eye on [White], because that's a great example of how they're going to be using me next year and the years to come," Morris said. "[UNC's offense] is the kind of offense I want to play in – I think it's a good system. I can't wait to get in it."

UNC will also give Morris a shot to compete for the punt and kickoff return jobs.

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