Morrison Lands Rutgers Offer

Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga cornerback Sam Morrison received offer No. 1 Saturday during an unofficial visit to Rutgers. The 5-foot-11 defensive back was one of five to receive an offer during a big underclassman visitor day filled with key junior prospects.

Rutgers is the first school to offer Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga cornerback Sam Morrison, who visited campus Saturday. Morrison had a strong reaction to his first scholarship opportunity, and returns home with the Scarlet Knights high up.

Morrison received an offer from head coach Kyle Flood at the end of a six-hour visit.

"I've always pictured what I thought getting an offer would be like," Morrison said. "To hear those words come out, I felt myself watching it happen. I didn't know what to say. I just gave him a big hug, and said ‘thank you coach. I appreciate it.' Right now I'm just so overwhelmed. I was in awe."

Morrison was one of five juniors to get a Rutgers offer during a big visit day on campus.

"I've been working day in and day out and I am so overwhelmed and bless with this opportunity," he said. "Right now it's all about God. We're just giving love to him right now because this is one of the best days of my life."

Gonzaga head coach Aaron Brady, a former Scarlet Knight, gave Morrison high expectations for his first visit to the school.

The day and coaching staff did not disappoint.

"I came in knowing a bunch of stuff because my head coach went to Rutgers," Morrison said. "I came in just happy to be there. I learned a lot of things. Obviously it's an up-and-coming program. It's a great program. They're going to the Big Ten, which is huge football. Honestly I think this team can be a national power and I was just very impressed with the coaching staff."

Morrison's day included a tour of the facilities, conversations with many key Rutgers faces, the chance to try on a uniform and a premium seat for the basketball game against Cincinnati.

"We had a little portion with the players, and they were great" he said. "It was great because I learned a lot about their values and their beliefs. I was just really impressed. I have no negative words for them."

Morrison has visits planned to both Pittsburgh and ODU this spring. He plans to take his recruitment slowly, and does not want to commit anywhere early.

"This is my first one, but obviously I'm not going to take it lightly," Morrison said. "I don't really think about committing any time soon. We'll see how everything plays out, but Rutgers is obviously somewhere I will consider heavily down the road. Right now I'm just happy to get an offer."

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