Morris Makes Final Visit

Romar Morris made his final recruiting trip before deciding with a visit to North Carolina on Saturday afternoon.

"I'm still going to [commit] some time before my opening game," Morris said. "[I'll commit] probably that week before the game."

Salisbury (N.C.) opens the season on Aug. 20 against China Grove (N.C.) South Rowan.

Morris, a 5-foot-9, 172-pound athlete, recently narrowed his focus to Georgia Tech and UNC. He says he's not leaning in either direction.

"Right now, I just have to look it over, look at depth charts, see where I fit in, and what school I'd like to be at the next four years," Morris said.

One of the bigger differences between the two schools is how they plan on utilizing Morris. Georgia Tech is recruiting him as an "A" back for its triple-option offense, while UNC projects him as a "utility" player (hybrid running back/receiver).

Saturday's trip gave Morris the perfect opportunity to see how UNC plans to use him. The visit, which he made with teammate and UNC verbal commitment Darien Rankin, was centered on the Tar Heels' practice.

"When I first got there, [the UNC coaches] told me to keep my eye on [Johnny White]," Morris said. "They wanted me to keep an eye on him, because they use him at so many different positions and he's a fast ‘back, too.

"[How he was utilized] was great, because they use him a whole lot and he's a big factor for the offense and he's a contributor."

Throughout the practice, Morris mostly followed the running back group, but did spend time watching the receivers.

"Basically, I was just looking at their offense – looking at their plays and how they ran their 7-on-7s," Morris said. "[Practice] was pretty intense. They were flying around the ball."

Besides practice, Morris and Rankin briefly toured campus.

"We just looked around campus a little bit more just to get a feel for it a little bit more," Morris said.

Morris didn't receive a chance to sit down and speak to any of the coaches. But he did have quick conversations with every assistant coach and Butch Davis, during practice.

"They were saying it was good to see us," Morris said.

The UNC coaches were definitely aware of Morris' impending decision.

"They weren't really asking me if I was going to commit on the spot," Morris said. "But they were saying stuff like ‘You're going to be a Tar Heel one day.' But they were laughing it off."

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