After posting the fastest 40-yard dash time at both the Under-Armour and Nike Combines, a lot was expected of Morris on Saturday and he didn't disappoint. The tailback clocked 40-yard dash times of 4.30 and 4.34 seconds.
"I wanted a 4.2, but 4.3-flat is fine," Morris said. "Maybe next time."
Surprisingly, though, Morris didn't run the fastest 40-yard dash of the combine. That crown belonged to Kendall Kee, who had a 4.28-second time.
"When I heard that I wanted to get back and run [the 40-yard dash], again," Morris said. "It kind of upset me, but it's not big deal."
With the addition of Utah last week, Morris' scholarship offer count has reached eight. Besides the Utes, Arkansas, East Carolina, Maryland, UNC, NC State, Wake Forest, and West Virginia have offered.
Sometime during the summer, Morris, who plans to commit before the football season, will assemble a favorite schools list. He says he wants to stay somewhat close to home.
"Carolina is going to make the cut, because I really enjoyed it up there and they treat me like a family every time I go up there," Morris said. "I really like the coaches."
Outside of UNC, Morris has visited East Carolina and Wake Forest.
Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County
At 5-foot-11 and 217 pounds, Barber posted a 4.65-second 40-yard dash and benched 185 pounds 21 times.
Barber is still sitting with two scholarship offers – NC State and Wake Forest. However, the linebacker expects the Evaluation Period to result in a few more offers.
"During [UNC's] Spring Game I spoke to Coach [Art] Kaufman and Coach ‘Mo' [Allen Mogridge]," Barber said. "They're still in the evaluation process. They're coming down next week to watch me run a little bit during some seven-on-seven so they can put the offer out there."
Barber lists NC State, Wake Forest, and West Virginia as his favorite schools right now.
"I really like the coaches and the facilities," Barber said.
Fayetteville (N.C.) Sanford
Broussard had one of Saturday's overall best performances. He posted a 34-inch vertical jump, 20 reps of 185 pounds, and a 4.65 40-yard dash at 5-foot-10 and 209 pounds. During one-on-one drills, the linebacker flashed his instincts and range.
Broussard is still awaiting his first scholarship offer, but is fielding interest from all the in-state schools, plus South Carolina.
Shelby (N.C.) Crest
In addition to running the combine's fastest 40-yard dash (4.28 seconds), Kee had the combine's best vertical jump (39.5 inches). The 5-foot-8, 143-pound cornerback also had a 4.36-second 20-yard shuttle.
Pound-for-pound, Pagan had the day's most impressive 40-yard dash – 4.66 seconds at 6-foot-3 and 268 pounds. The Florida commitment also benched 185 pounds 20 times and vertically jumped 28.1 inches.
According to sources close to Pagan, his verbal commitment to Florida is firm. The Gators "blew him away" during his recent visit to the campus.
Other Notes: Montese Overton (LB, Winterville (N.C.) South Central) says he's still leaning towards UNC but isn't close to making a verbal commitment. He plans to camp at East Carolina, Florida, UNC, and NC State this summer. He's also looking at taking trips to Oregon and Texas Tech… Jordan Pineda (DE, Boone (N.C.) Watauga) is flying under the radar because of where he plays, but is still receiving interest from Alabama, UNC, NC State, and UCLA. He was among the linemen who stood out during one-on-one drills… Other linemen that stood out during one-on-one drills, include: Samquan Evans (DT, Winston-Salem (N.C.) Carver), Emmanuel Gbunblee (DE, Mount Ulla (N.C.) West Rowan), Stewart Hinson (OL, Monroe (N.C.) Piedmont), Charles Holloway (OL, Mount Ulla (N.C.) West Rowan), Pagan, Tyler Philpott (OL, Columbus (N.C.) Polk County), and Sheldon Sadler (OL, Kannapolis (N.C.) Brown)… Jamarcus Nance (WR, Lawndale (N.C.) Burns) put on a show during one-on-ones, including a one-handed catch on an out route… Lawson Furr, brother of UNC's Hunter, worked out at kicker. He converted 4-of-9 field goals.
Full Results from Participants of Note
|A.J. Artis||WR||Eden Morehead||6-0||177||4.76||4.70||27.1||9|
|Jared Barber||LB||Davie County||5-11||217||4.65||4.70||27.7||21|
|Daishain Bargor||WR||West Rowan||5-9||175||4.30||4.48||32.1||8|
|Nick Broussard||LB||Fayetteville Sanford||5-10||209||4.65||4.77||34.0||20|
|Garrett Brown||QB||Asheville Erwin||5-10||173||4.42||4.38||30.6||14|
|M.J. Bryant||LB||Boonville Starmount||5-10||205||4.83||4.55||30.4||14|
|Jacob Christiansen||CB||Polk County||5-10||157||4.49||4.40||34.9||4|
|Trey Clark||WR||Asheville Erwin||5-11||174||4.79||4.31||29.3||11|
|Courtland Clavett||LB||Asheville Reynolds||6-2||203||4.58||4.40||30.3||15|
|Shaquan Curenton||WR||Asheville Erwin||5-9||165||4.55||4.68||29.6||2|
|Austin Eisenhofer||WR||Lake Norman||5-9||175||4.67||4.54||33.4||16|
|Samquan Evans||DT||W-S Carver||5-10||270||5.32||4.94||23.0||21|
|Dondre Freeman||RB||Huntersville Hopewell||5-7||175||4.48||4.50||33.6||11|
|Jake Gainey||WR||W-S Reynolds||5-9||160||4.37||4.44||29.8||4|
|Emmanuel Gbunblee||DE||West Rowan||5-9||222||4.81||4.35||31.0||16|
|Stewart Hinson||OL||Monroe Piedmont||6-5||267||5.61||5.10||20.7||14|
|Charles Holloway||OL||West Rowan||5-10||250||5.26||4.73||18.7||7|
|Michael Isbell||QB||Lenoir Hibriten||5-11||170||4.47||4.27||34.9||13|
|Kendall Kee||CB||Shelby Crest||5-8||143||4.28||4.36||39.5||9|
|Jamarcus Nance||WR||Lawndale Burns||5-11||170||4.55||4.32||31.6||13|
|Montese Overton||LB||South Central||6-0||193||4.52||4.36||27.9||14|
|Kaylen Pearson||RB||Lenoir Hibriten||5-10||177||4.57||4.09||28.9||11|
|Tyler Philpott||OL||Polk County||6-1||276||5.49||4.81||23.0||30|
|Jordan Pineda||DE||Watauga County||6-3||216||4.97||4.34||28.0||9|
|Jason Ross||S||Shelby Crest||5-6||153||4.39||4.46||28.2||13|
|Sheldon Sadler||OL||Kannapolis Brown||6-0||283||5.22||4.69||25.0||29|
|B.J. Sherrill||QB||West Rowan||5-10||225||4.73||4.42||28.7||16|
|Jacolby Stanley||DE||Lenoir Hibriten||6-3||240||5.26||4.73||27.4||16|
|Jason Williams||WR||Huntersville Hopewell||6-2||185||4.76||4.74||34.5||8|