Signing Day Spotlight
LaMarcus Morton, Cornerback, Gilmer (Texas)
Size: 6-1, 175
Recruiting: Morton committed in mid-June to Oklahoma State and stuck with the Cowboys through the fall, enrolling in Stillwater at the semester. He picked OSU over offers from Texas Tech, Houston, Indiana, Memphis, Tulsa, Colorado State, Arkansas State, New Mexico State, UTSA, ULL, and ULM.
Rankings: Scout ranks Morton as the No. 9 cornerback in the state of Texas and the No. 68 corner nationally in the 2017 class.
2016: Morton caught 67 passes for 1,368 yards and 15 touchdowns on 20.4 yards per reception as he led Gilmer to a 13-2 record and the Texas Class 4A Division II state semifinals.
2015: As a junior, Morton caught 34 passes for 589 yards and seven touchdowns on 17.3 yards per reception. He also carried the ball twice for 44 yards. On defense, Morton recorded 18 tackles, two interceptions, and six pass breakups.
2014: Morton made his varsity debut as a sophomore. He had nine offensive touches for 162 yards and two scores, including eight catches for 151 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Morton made 22 tackles and broke up one pass.
LaMarcus Morton is a two-way standout for one of Texas' best Class 4A programs. He's played a ton of snaps on offense and could play receiver at the next level, but we expect him to move full-time to cornerback in college. Morton has a tall, long frame for the position. He has great ball skills and instincts as a football player in general. He can improve the technical aspects of playing in the secondary, but has promise as a DB because of his natural abilities and frame. - Gabe Brooks
- Body control
- Ball skills
Area to Improve
- Coverage awareness
- Recovery ability