He discussed the meticulous process surrounding his decision, how he'd known Ole Miss was the school he wanted to attend for quite some time. Morris had been a regular in Oxford over the past year, be it for camps or unofficial visits.
"I just think they have a good overall program," Morris said. "They always have a winning season because they have real good coaches up there."
Meanwhile, Morris' teammate, Justin Bell, stood in the studio observing. Like Morris, Bell had a good idea of what school he would ultimately choose.
Tuesday, however, was meant for his good friend. His time would come soon enough.
He took it all in, contemplating the proper time and place to end his recruitment and focus on his senior season at Jackson Callaway.
Three days passed, but Bell had set a date. He, too, would announce his college choice with cameras rolling, but on Friday at 10:30 p.m. via Fox40 in Jackson.
Bell couldn't have scripted a better setting. Friday was the day after his grandmother's birthday and a day before his mother's.
"It was the perfect timing," he said.
And like Morris, the result was the same. Bell, rated the No. 85 offensive guard by Scout.com, chose Ole Miss, becoming the 19th member of the Rebels' recruiting class of 2011.
"I picked Ole Miss over Mississippi State, USM, and Memphis – all of the schools who offered me," said Bell.
Bell said he has long known Ole Miss was where he wanted to be. The 6-foot-3, 320-pound guard has already bonded with other Ole Miss commitments – namely Donte Moncrief, T.J. Worthy and Mitch Hall – from his previous visits to campus. It's where he felt the most comfortable.
"Since last month," he said of when his mind was made up. "My family is behind Ole Miss, and I just like the school. I fit in well up there, and I fit in well with the recruits they have coming in, so why not?
"There really are a lot of recruits for Ole Miss that I fit in good with. It seems like we have known each other for years."