Is Morris Still Solid?

Earlier in the week, Memphis (Tenn.) East offensive lineman Christian Morris gave serious thought to de-committing from his commitment to UCLA. Where is the talented tackle at now?

Christian Morris had a big spring/summer capped off by a strong performance at The Opening in Oregon last July. He committed to UCLA shortly afterwards and headlined a very solid offensive line class for the Bruins. Earlier in the week, Morris said he began to question his commitment and gave serious thought to de-committing.

"I had some concerns about the depth chart," Morris said. "Not so much the depth they have right now but just how many lineman and specifically tackles they're bringing in this year. They have six guys committed and already start three freshmen.

"I just wasn't sure where I stood and other schools are recruiting me and pointing out how many lineman UCLA has and saying I could play earlier there. I was concerned and a little confused about everything. I just wasn't sure what the best thing for me to do was."

A few days later, Morris talked to Bruin OL coach Adrian Klemm and said he now feels good about his commitment once again and is solid with UCLA.

"Everything is good now, I'm a Bruin," Morris said. "Coach Klemm and I had a great talk and he explained everything really well. He told me why they're taking so many lineman this year, basically said they badly need the depth. He told me I'm one of his top guys though and they're expecting me to come in and compete for playing time right away.

"It was a good conversation and I feel good about things now. I'm still taking my visits and I leave for Nebraska later today. I also plan to visit Oklahoma and my last visit will be to UCLA in November for the USC game. I was always planning to take some visits and Nebraska was my No. 2 choice before I committed. I'm looking forward to seeing the place but like I said, I'm happy with my UCLA commitment right now."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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