Taj and Bilal Morris

Taj Morris and Bilal Morris

One of New Jersey's most interesting football recruiting stories this year deals with fraternal twin brothers attending the Peddie School in Hightstown. Taj Morris and Bilal Morris both have a quality that Rutgers Head Coach Greg Schiano has been looking for - raw speed. I spoke on Sunday with their father about his two talented sons. Here's the story.

Taj Morris is a 5-10, 180, 4..45 running back who had 1355 rushing yards (over 9 yards per carry) and 18 rushing touchdowns together with 2 touchdowns receiving. He also had 8 catches for 190 yards. Taj was recently picked by Sprint magazine (a football publication) as a pre season All American at running back. His brother Bilal Morris  is 5-7, 140 with a blistering 4.3 in the forty. He plays WR and CB. Bilal had 14 catches and averaged almost 16 yards per catch. He had three interceptions on defense and averaged 31 yards per punt return. Bilal runs a 10.6 100. He was state champ in the long jump and state champ in the 100 meter and the 200 meter in New Jersey Prep A State Championships. Bilal was also All State in football as a defensive back. A friend of Rutgers recruit, Orlando Kane, Bilal has competed with Orlando on the track circuit.

Will they be a package deal? "They would like to go to school together," their father notes, but that is not written in stone. Taj has offers from Rutgers, Boston College and Lehigh. Bilal, due to concerns about his height, has so far only picked up an offer from Lehigh. There is still the possibility that both brothers will pick up division one offers to the same school and that might be one of the reasons that they will probably wait till the end of the coming season before making a decision. Right now both athletes are undecided as to their who could be considered their "leader" and both are still considering their options. Both brothers are full qualifiers and have excellent academic qualifications. They'll be looking to go to a school that can provide them with the opportunity to get an excellent education.

Taj and Bilal both made the camp circuit this summer but Taj was hampered by a pulled hamstring. Despite that he ran a 4.45 at a camp at Peddie. Bilal attended camp at both Wake Forest and Duke. At WFU he ran a 4.4 and at Duke he turned in a scorching 4.3 in the forty yard dash.

Might both brothers end up at Rutgers? Taj already has an RU offer and Bilal's speed and athleticism must have gotten the attention of Greg Schiano. The two will indeed be taking an unofficial visit in the near future and you have to believe that the possibility of both brothers bringing their speed to RU will be discussed.

Stay tuned as we follow this interesting story throughout the coming months.

MikeFasano@comcast.net

 


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