North Carolina became the latest school to offer Trey Morrison a scholarship, on Friday. The offer has shaken up the 5-foot-10, 184-pound cornerback's recruitment.
"It's big," Morrison said. "It's probably my biggest offer. I really like UNC. That's the offer I've always wanted.
"I've always liked UNC. UNC was my brother's dream school growing up and I just always liked them because he liked them. It's a cool coach and new coach [in Terry Joseph]. And it's a good football tradition."
With all that said, Morrison, a Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian School product, says UNC is "probably" at the top.
"I don't know the order, but they're up there," Morrison said.
Additionally, the UNC offer muddied Morrison's favorite schools list. Prior to the offer, he favored Iowa State, Louisville, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Wake Forest, and West Virginia.
"I just really liked the coaches at those schools," Morrison said. "I have a good relationship with them."
Joseph, who coaches UNC's defensive backs and recruits Gwinnett County for the Tar Heels, extended the offer to Morrison. Joseph sent Morrison a text message on Friday that asked him to call him.
"He said he had to look through all the DBs and filter the recruiting a little bit with me," Morrison said. "He was looking at what they have already and what I could bring to the table. And then he decided to offer me."
It also didn't hurt that Morrison registered a 4.61-second electric-timed 40-yard dash and vertically jumped 39.2 inches at the Charlotte Nike Opening Regional, last week. For perspective, the event's fastest 40-yard dash was 4.51 seconds and 365 of the region's best competed.
As a junior, Morrison tied for his team lead in interceptions with four. He also had 47 tackles, while GAC went 13-2 and reached the GHSA AAA Title game. In said title game, Morrison and GAC lost to Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove, which featured current Tar Heel Tre Shaw.
Speaking of Shaw, he and Morrison are friends. Morrison is also close with Malik Robinson, who will enroll at UNC this summer. Morrison has yet to communicate with either since receiving the Tar Heel offer, but plans to send both a Twitter Direct Message as soon as possible.
Over 25 schools have now offered Morrison. UNC joins a collection that already included Boston College, Iowa State, Virginia, Wake Forest, and West Virginia.
While visiting Wake Forest a couple of months ago, Morrison stopped by UNC -- even though the Heels had yet to offer. At the time, Joseph was getting adjusted to his new school.
"He was really cool," Morrison said. "He was just telling me he doesn't even know his players' names or knew what he had or what was going on."
With a UNC offer now in hand, Morrison is eager to return to Chapel Hill for a more formal visit. He's unsure when the visit will take place, but Joseph did send him a list of the Heels' summer camp dates.
Actually, Morrison plans to visit or revisit all of his favorite schools in the coming months before making a preseason verbal commitment. He believes Notre Dame is about to offer and if it does, he'll schedule a trip there, also.
Besides UNC and Wake Forest, Morrison has visited Central Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.