Morris Works Out at WR

While camping at North Carolina on Wednesday, Romar Morris, who has primarily played running back during his prep career, worked out exclusively at wide receiver.

"Coach [Ken] Browning, he said he knew what I could do at running back, so he just wanted to see if I could catch and what I could do with the receivers," Morris said.

Morris, a 5-foot-9, 172-pound athlete from Salisbury (N.C.), participated in just the Wednesday morning session of UNC's three-day camp.

Before the session actually began, Morris and the other camp newcomers ran the 40-yard dash. Unsurprisingly, Morris clocked an impressive time of 4.39 seconds.

"I was shooting for somewhere in the 4.3-range," Morris said.

During the first 15 minutes of the session, Morris ran routes-on-air under the guidance of John Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator.

"He kind of put me through an NFL workout trying to test my hands to see how quick my hands were," Morris said.

Morris then spent the rest of the session working out with the wide receiver group, which was coached by Charlie Williams.

After the session concluded, Morris had a long conversation with Shoop.

"He was just telling me how he wanted to play me at different positions on offense – a little bit of running back, some at slot receiver, then he wanted me to return punts and kickoffs," Morris said. "He just wanted me to do a lot of stuff, offensively."

Before leaving UNC, Morris met with Butch Davis in his office.

"At first he told me how he wants me to get a good education, so I have something to fall back on whenever football ends for me," Morris said. "And he was telling me a whole bunch of stuff about the campus and facilities. He was telling me how they have plans for me to play different positions on offense."

Besides UNC, Morris has camped at Georgia Tech and South Carolina.

On Monday, Morris will camp at Utah. He's also considering camping at Tennessee.

After attending the aforementioned camps, Morris will be prepared to take the next step of his recruitment. He could name his final five schools or make a verbal commitment.

"If I feel like I have a school that's right for me, I'll just commit," Morris said. "If not, I'll go into the season and take official visits."

Morris, who grew up following UNC, guesses that UNC is among his top three-five schools.

"First of all, it's an hour and 45 [minutes] away from home – that's good for my family," Morris said. "And Coach Butch Davis, he's a really great coach and he's a good guy."

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