Morris Gets Full Tour

After leading Salisbury's basketball team to a victory on Friday night, North Carolina verbal commitment Romar Morris headed to Chapel Hill for his official visit.

"I had a great time this weekend," Morris said. "I really got to see the whole campus itself, [including] the classrooms and dorms. I saw the basketball museum, the Old Well Walk, they showed us the bell tour, and we ate on Franklin Street."

On Saturday, Morris, a 5-foot-9, 172-pound running back, sat down with both Ken Browning, UNC's running backs coach, and John Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator, and watched film.

"They were just showing me how they want to get me the ball in space and how I would fit into the offense," Morris said. "The main thing is: they want to get me the ball in space."

Before leaving campus on Sunday morning, Morris and his parents, who were making their second trip to Chapel Hill, met with Butch Davis.

"He was just talking about how we're all a family and Carolina is a great place to play – it's a great town and the fans are supportive," Morris said.

Senior safety Jonathan Smith was Morris' player host during his stay.

"He showed us around campus [and] took us to his apartment," Morris said. "We hung out with other players. He showed us a good time."

Morris says the official visit strengthened his commitment to UNC, which he made in mid-August.

"I got to see all the stuff that I didn't know about Carolina," Morris said. "I feel even more strong about my commitment. I feel it's the right place for me."

Morris was considering taking official visits to other schools. But that is now no longer the case.

"I'm just going to look towards signing day and sign [with UNC]," Morris said.

The weekend prior to his UNC official trip, Morris, along with teammate and fellow UNC commitment Darien Rankin, was scheduled to officially visit Penn State. However, that trip was canceled a couple of days before the duo was set to leave for State College.

"I think [Penn State] only has 15 or 16 scholarships for this year," Morris said. "And the one weekend, I guess, they received four or five and that put them over the top. They just told us that there wouldn't be a reason to come up there, because they wouldn't have a scholarship."

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