Sounding off on Morris

Recruits, commits and coaches react to news that SMU has hired Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris as its next coach!

SMU Commits

Foothill (Calif.) QB Kyle Kearns

"I talked with Garrett Gilbert a bunch and he gave me some great info on Morris as a coach. I like the hire. Hope he likes me as well."

Prime Prep WR James Proche

"Chad Morris and the Class of 2015 are about to set a new standard for SMU. God's on our side for sure."

Wichita Falls WR O.J. Clark

"It's awesome that he got the job because the offense will be a lot better."

Dallas Lincoln DB Cristian Williams

"I feel like it was a great decision to get someone in there so fast so that me and the rest of the commits can know if our offers still stand and that we won't have to start looking into other schools for recruitment!"
From his mom: "I know he's unsure if the new coach will honor his commitment."

Mansfield Timberview WR Myron Gailliard

"I feel like Coach Morris is an awesome pickup for us! The things that Coach Morris has done with Clemson will greatly increase the offensive production helping out the defense as well!"

South Oak Cliff WR Lamont Johnson

"I think that Coach Morris will bring a great tradition and his way of doing things to SMU. It will be interesting getting to know him and hoping that the other commits and my scholarship will remain. Next year will be a new beginning!"

Navarro College DB Ray Crockett

"I didn't know until now. That's awesome, he has a great resume."

DFW Area Coaches

Desoto's Claude Mathis

"I think it's a great hire for SMU and the state of Texas!! Excited for the football program there and the new exciting winning ways he will bring."

Cedar Hill's Joey McGuire

"I think it's a great hire. He will make an impact recruiting in the state of Texas and in the Metroplex."

Southlake Carroll's Hal Wasson

"What a great hire for SMU! As a HS coach it's always fun to see a coach that has worked his way up the HS ranks to become a Division 1 college coach. Coach Morris has been extremely successful at each stop. He is very innovative and builds strong relationships. Trust me, it's not easy. Good news is theres nowhere to go but up. In the coaching world, winning is the fix. Regardless of deals and money, you need to win to feed the beast."

Dallas Carter's Patrick Williams

"Great Hire!!! Looking forward to meeting coach Morris and his staff."


Wylie East 2016 ATH Aubrey White

"I feel like he'll have SMU rolling how they should with the talent they got... I'm just enjoying the process... I'll take an unofficial to SMU in the spring."

West Mesquite 2015 QB Chason Virgil

"I believe it's a great pick up for them and I believe he will change things around real quick. I know Coach Morris and what he is good at."

Mesquite 2016 DB Bryan Henderson

"I think that this could be good for SMU in the long haul... From the looks of Clemson's offense he knows what he's doing."

River Ridge TE Stephen Omorogbe

"Something had to be done. Chad Morris knows how to win. Should only go up from here."

North Crowley 2015 RB Kris Barnes

"I believe it's going to be an great pick coach Morris has an great winning background , coming from winning multi. State champ. & great seasons at Clemson. I think it's an positive change he will input when he steps on SMU campus & it makes my interest even higher to be a Mustang knowing there's an great leader coming to make a change for SMU."

Dallas Kimball 2015 WR Courtney Wright

"Well SMU is a great football program with young good young incoming talent, Furthermore Chad Morris is great energetic coach and if he'll ever offer me I'll commit on the spot."

Ridge Point 2015 WR Deante Ford

"Coach Chad Morris won everywhere he has coached, so everyone should welcome him and his winning traditions with open arms."

North Crowley 2015 LB Jonathan Hood

"He was apart of Clemson high performance offense. I believe that he was be great part of the SMU football program."

Dallas Carter 2017 DB Bernard Godwater

"My thoughts on Chad Morris, excellent offensive coordinator at Clemson and well bring his high tempo to SMU for great changes."

Dallas Carter 2016 RB Reginald Cole

"Coach Morris can help turn SMU around because he has face tough defenses in the ACC. I think his spread offense will kill the AAC."

All Saints 2016 DT Mike Williams

"I think Coach Morris will bring energy in the place because he's just younger and more energetic and if they can turn it around I will gain interest."

Gainesville 2016 DE Zukari Long

"Great move! Coach Chad Morris has had success with Clemson and he can get SMU's offense going. Scoring points & winning games definitely attracts me to the program."

Godley 2015 OL Blake Hickey

"I think it's a good pick. He comes from Clemson that's had a lot of success in the past few years. I think I'll like Coach Morris."

Kimball 2016 DE Demerick Gary

"They brought a great coach in and it changes how i look at SMU because he is about to do something special!"

Episcopal 2017 DT Marvin Wilson

"I believe he would come and change the entire culture of SMU football back to what it use to be honestly."

Waco Midway 2016 DB Cairo Attaway

"It's time for the program to start rebuilding and training for next year with a competitive state of mind.It's time for the program to get back where it needs to be."

McKinney Boyd 2016 ATH Brandon Bowling

"I'm excited that they hired him. From Tulsa to Clemson his offenses have put up a lot of points and yardage. Feel like that's the kind of offense that I would thrive in. Look forward to the opportunity to meet him. Plus he's from Texas."

Dallas Kimball 2016 QB Ryan Ross

"He will be a coach that will allow the program to make big strides. His offensive scheme should out SMU on the map like it was in the past. Good move for SMU!"

Long Beach Poly (Calif.) 2015 DB Colin Samuel

"Yeah I haven't really been in too much contact with them. But hopefully he can bring the program back to what it use to be! SMU had a little bit of an off season I think a new coach like him could bring the program back to life."

Plano East 2015 LB Austin Corbett

"I think he is an amazing choice for SMU, he will definitely change the program around"

Mansfield Timberview 2016 QB Devin Williams

"SMU is about to be the spot, just watch. #PonyUp"

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