St. Edward Junior Receiving Letters

Will the next big D-I prospect from Lakewood (Oh.) St. Edward be DB/LB Diauntae Morrow? The junior already has several schools paying attention. Read on for more on this prospect.

You won't have to look far to find talent at Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward. Next year, the Eagles will have Division I recruiters stopping by once again, and one reason is senior-to-be Diauntae Morrow. Morrow stands at 6-2, 185 and has played at both cornerback and linebacker on defense.

"I am playing linebacker this year," he said. "I was a corner until early in the year."

Morrow has the speed to play either position.

"I ran 4.6 at several camps over the summer," he said.

Despite being before his junior season, Morrow was busier than most seniors when it came to camps last year. He plans on being just as busy this year.

"I went to camps at Illinois, Ball State, Purdue, Iowa, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin," he said. "I will likely go back to those camps and maybe hit Ohio State too."

Right now, a couple of those schools as well as others are sending mail.

"I am getting mail from Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, Purdue and Ohio U.," Morrow said.

He appears to be in no hurry to make a decision.

"I will wait and see who offers before I decide on when I might make a decision on college," he said. "If I see something I really like early, I will jump on it. It will come down to the environment and the coaches."

Expect Morrow to play defense in college although it is unclear yet at what position it will be.

"I have played some safety too," he said. "I really don't care about position. I think I am best at safety but I have a lot of reps at corner and played most of the year at linebacker. I kind or like getting up there and mixing it up.

"With my size and ball skills, plus the fact that I love to hit, I think my best position is likely safety, but I will play anywhere. Some think I am going to fill out to 215-220 so I can play as an outside linebacker."

Morrow credits his reach with giving him an advantage as a defender.

"My reach is such an advantage," he said "I can keep blockers off me and make ball carriers do things they don't want to do by reaching."

Morrow is currently lifting weights and plans on running track in the spring. He currently carries a 3.0 GPA.

"I will be taking the test next spring," he said. "I am taking several of the practice tests first."


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