Morrow Said He Made A Good Choice

Jerel Morrow wished he could have been in Stillwater the weekend of Jan. 18-20, joining the bulk of the players committed to Oklahoma State in the 2013 recruiting class. But it didn't work out. "I would liked to have been there but we had basketball, and I really needed to stay with my team," said the 5-11 175-pound three-sport standout from Emporia, Kansas.

Morrow's team had a good weekend last week while Oklahoma State was entertaining 19 visitors, 16 of which were committed to the Cowboys.

Morrow and Emporia were winning the prestigious Ralph Miller Classic Basketball Tournament with wins over Goddard (74-43), Leavenworth (84-68), and in the finals Andover Central (66-52). Morrow, who is averaging double figures, played strong defense and added eight points.

"It worked out great and it worked out well for me to go visit this week because we played on Thursday and then don't play until next week," Morrow added.

Emporia beat Manhattan on Thursday night 73-60 behind 20 points from Morrow, who also runs track.

He had a very good senior football season being named on at least six Kansas All-State teams with an almost even split of whether he was listed as a wide receiver or a defensive back. His future appears to be on the defensive side at Oklahoma State.

"My visit went great, and Larry Stephens was my host and spent time with me," explained Morrow of this past weekend. "I spent a lot of time with Coach (Jason) Jones, and while I'd seen almost everything it was right for me coming down this weekend because it proved to me what a good choice I made."

Morrow, who also told us he is a bit of a history buff, can now return home to get ready for signing day, and maybe try to make a little history for Emporia on the basketball court and track before heading to Stillwater and Oklahoma State.

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