"Patrick really, really liked his visit to TCU" said Coach Vallejo. "They offered him while he was there and he really enjoyed it. He told me that he really likes the facilities, the coaching staff and the offense they run. He has TCU up there with his top schools."
With offers in hand from Texas Tech, Northwestern, North Texas, Kansas, Washington State and now TCU, Morris will have the opportunity to take his game to the next level. Coach Vallejo went on to describe the type of player that Morris was and why he would be a good pick up for any team out there.
"He's really athletic, he can play center or guard" he said. "He played tennis when he was younger and was really good. His mother was a professional tennis player in Russia but he eventually realized he wasn't going to be a tennis player with his size. He has a younger brother that's one of the best 11 year old tennis players out there so he has the genetics, he's very athletic."
Coach Vallejo went on to explain what it is that makes Morris so special.
"His intensity, his mean streak, that's uncoachable" said Coach Vallejo. "He has a high level of desire to put you on the ground. I haven't ever seen a player that plays like that. Some of our staff came from Brownwood and they all say they've never seen a kid that plays with the mean streak that Patrick does."
After discussing Morris, we turned our attention to another prospect for Coach Vallejo. Wide receiver Ellis Jefferson is making waves himself. The 6'4" 205 pound receiver holds offers from Colorado and Mississippi State and recently visited Texas and LSU junior days. Coach Vallejo says he'll get more interest as time goes by.
"He has a lot of upside" he said. "He's 6'4" 205 and he has tremendous potential. He's on the track team too. We had a younger QB last year so he didn't do much on film but he'll have all the offers he wants when they see him this year."
Coach Vallejo said OU, Oklahoma State and others were drawn to the explosiveness of the big receiver. He also said that TCU has sent a coach up there but with the smaller class they're taking this year, he may not be in line for an offer. He went on to say that TCU wasn't really on Jefferson at this point.
One last player to discuss is a new name to keep an eye out for. Sleeper DB/LB John Schillici(pronounced schuh-lacey). At 6'1" 195 pounds, Vallejo says he could really blossom this year.
"Watch out for John Schillici, he's really a sleeper for us" he said. "He played CB for us last year and he'll be a safety for us this year but he's the prototype 4-2-5 rover."
Vallejo went on to describe the athletic potential for Schillici.
"He won the 100 meters for us in district as a sophomore" he said. "He'll show some people this year; I think he'll make a name for himself."