Wide receiver LaMarcus Morton of Gilmer, Texas won't have to worry about changing colors. He's used to the orange and black of the Gilmer Buckeyes, and now he will wear the orange and black of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in college.
Morton, a 6-0, 175-pound speedster was offered a scholarship earlier this week by the Cowboys and wasted little time taking the Pokes up on it. Morton's previous offers were from Texas Tech, Houston, Indiana, Tulsa, Memphis, Arkansas State, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, ULL, ULM, and UTSA.
Morton was one of two commitments for the Cowboys on Saturday as the other was Dallas Christian School defensive back Kris McCune.
Morton's acceptance of the offer and commitment to Oklahoma State was on his Twitter account, @Lamarcusm_.
"Man... never would I have thought to made it this far. My dream growing up as a kid was to always play college football and I'm thankful for all of the coaches at Gilmer High to have invested their time and knowledge in me. I'm also thankful for the colleges beyond the high school level that have reached out and extended scholarship offers to me, it's a blessing! With that being said, I would like to further my education and football career with the Oklahoma State University Cowboys! This recruiting process has been a blessing and I can't say how thankful I am for it. God is good! #GoPokes. #Magnificent17."
Morton had 34 receptions last season for a Gilmer offense that still majors in running the football. He had 569 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. On defense, he had 18 tackles with two interceptions. His sophomore year he had eight receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown. He had 22 tackles on defense.