Speedster Gets Tar Heel Offer

Romar Morris continues to reap the benefits from his Nike Combine performance a couple weeks ago. On Tuesday afternoon, he received his first scholarship offer.

"My coach had told me earlier in the day that [North Carolina] was thinking about offering me," Morris said. "And then they called [my coach later in the afternoon] and offered me.

"They said they love speed. They said they wanted me to play running back, receiver, and return kicks and punts."

With the offer, Morris, an athlete from Salisbury (N.C.), is now favoring UNC.

"North Carolina was one of my favorites to start off with," Morris said. "I'd like to attend there, if I had the chance. [The offer] increases [those feelings] even more."

Morris isn't sure when he'll make a verbal commitment. But he doesn't expect to commit any time soon.

At the Nike Combine held in Charlotte, Morris ran the day's best 40-yard dash time (4.32 seconds) and had a very impressive SPARQ rating (115.86). The 5-foot-9, 171-pounder also clocked a 4.37-second time on his other 40-yard dash run and recorded a 4.19-second 20-yard shuttle, 32.1-inch vertical, and 39-foot-5 power ball toss.

Among other things, the performance earned Morris an invitation to UNC's Junior Day this past Saturday. It was his first recruiting visit.

"They didn't say anything about offering me [at Junior Day]," Morris said. "They were just talking to me, telling me they're still looking at me."

Morris watched UNC's spring practice, and spoke to players and coaches. The majority of his time on campus was spent with John Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator, and Ken Browning, UNC's running backs coach.

"[Shoop and Browning] talked about how they run their offense, how they like speed, and how everything is down there," Morris said.

Morris said he plans to return to UNC on April 10 for the Tar Heels' spring game.

Besides UNC, Morris is receiving interest from Arkansas, Boston College, and NC State.

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