RECRUITING: Sooners lead for Texas receiver?

Keller, Texas wide receiver Howard Morrow talks about his game and his interest in Oklahoma.

Howard Morrow, WR, 6'0 1/2, 187, 4.4, Keller, Texas (Fossil Ridge HS):

Howard is a game-breaking wide receiver type that moved to Fossil Ridge from Philadelphia, Pa. during the eighth grade, and he has never looked back.

Morrow will be a three-year starter, and during his sophomore year he caught eight passes for 120 yards and one touchdown. Last season things picked up quite a bit as he hauled in 62 passes for 1,031 yards and 13 touchdowns.

"We got a new head coach and he had more passing in his offense," said Morrow. "I was glad to see the new offense and that gave me my chance to show what I could do. It was one of my goals to have a great year and I was fortunate enough to accomplish those goals."

Morrow can bench 225 pounds, squats 425 and he has a vertical jump of 33-inches set in his sophomore year. Morrow also starts in basketball as a shooting guard and averages eight points a game. Morrow also runs track participating in the 200M (22.5), 4X100 (anchor) and the 4X200 (anchor).

Morrow has not attended any football camps over the last couple of years and he is not sure if he will go to any this summer. Morrow recently attended an OU practice and he has also been to practices at Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

Five schools have offered scholarships to Morrow, and he feels many more offers will come soon.

"I have been offered by Maryland, Wisconsin, OU, Texas A&M and Arizona," said Morrow. "I have a favorite, but I would rather keep that to myself right now. I really like Oklahoma, because they have a balanced offense and a great head coach in Bob Stoops. I have already met a number of players and I really like them. The whole atmosphere at OU is something that is very special."

Howard admits that the Sooners are very much in the running for his services, and he also plans to attend the Red/White game on April 17th. Howard says that he will also go to Texas Tech for their junior day.

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