Morris doing great things at Allen

Allen has produced some great quarterbacks in this decade, including Chase Dick (Arkansas) and Matt Brown (TCU). Could Alec Morris be the next?

Allen has produced some great quarterbacks in this decade, including Chase Dick (Arkansas) and Matt Brown (TCU).

Could Alec Morris be the next?

The junior has shown the potential this year, leading the Eagles to a 8-1 record, their only loss coming last week to Hebron.

"With the team this year, we have so many offensive guys, it has made my job about 10 times easier. We have so many offensive weapons and a great offensive line. I owe it all to my teammates," said Morris.

On the season, Morris has thrown for 1,938 yards, with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. His 135-for-225 mark is good enough for over 60%.

"I have been extremely happy. No doubt. Going into the year, I had no idea what to expect. I have gone far and beyond what I expected to do, record wise and stat wise," said the junior.

Morris had a tough task heading into the year. Not only did he not have varsity experience, he was replacing one of Texas' best last year in Brown. The TCU signee threw for 2400 yards and 24 touchdowns, only throwing two interceptions in the process. He also rushed for over a 1000 yards.

"Definitely during the off-season, I was so nervous. I knew what what Matt did, if I was going to try to compare myself to him, I wouldn't be able to live up to it. I just had to play football the way I knew I could play football," said Morris.

It was the same thing Allen head coach Tom Westerberg told the signal-caller in the off-season.

"He told me, this is your team now. You have to do what you do to help us win. With the emphasis on being what I do," said Morris.

With his play getting stronger and stronger by the week, the 6-foot-4, 217 pound 16-year old has seen a spike in his recruitment. Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech have all started to express interest.

"Jonathan Williams (Allen 2012 starting RB) and I are going on an unofficial visit this weekend to Oklahoma State. It's just really exciting experience for me. I'm really thankful for it," said Morris. 'I'm still not anywhere close to be done this season and I'm a junior. Recruiting is so far in the back of my mind. I'm on my list of football things, it's no where near the top. I got bigger stuff right now. Schools can send me letters and stuff. That is great. But right now, I'm all about the Allen Eagles. That is the team I'm focused on.'

Allen will look to get back on track this Friday night against Flower Mound. The Eagles want to be soaring high heading into the playoffs. A win over 7-2 team could help do that.

"It's huge for us to get back on track. Flower Mound is a great team. Their offense is putting up insane numbers," said Morris. "Our coaches talked to us about coming out with that excitement and fire this week. That drive to win. Last week we came out and were not playing to win. We were playing not to get beat. Trying to protect our district record. We weren't having a good time playing the game."

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