NorCal DL Gets Offer

Northern California defensive line prospect <b>Alex Morrow</b> finally gets the offer he was waiting for. All five of his favorite schools have now offered and he has trips set to each one...

Alex Morrow, 6-6, 260, 4.8, Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate, finally got an offer he had been waiting for from UCLA this past week. UCLA was Morrow's childhood favorite, and he had been expecting an offer from the Bruins to come last month.

This last weekend, when UCLA played Cal, the UCLA coaches were in the Bay Area watching prospects. Morrow said he noticed UCLA defensive line coach, Don Johnson, watching him at practice last Thursday. "I said a quick hello to him," Morrow said, since that's all a prospect can do in accordance with NCAA rules. "Then later that night, coach Johnson called our house and spoke to my father, and he told him the good news. We talked on Sunday - coach (Johnson), me and coach Snow."

As far as which school is recruiting him the hardest, Morrow said, "Right now basically it is five different schools – Oregon, Washington, UCLA, USC and Arizona. I really don't have a favorite. I guess my top four would be Oregon, Washington, UCLA and USC. My family really doesn't have a favorite. They are just real supportive. And I've finally got all of my trips planned now."

Morrow wants to take all his trips before deciding. "I'm going to UCLA on January 10." His other set trips are to Oregon (11-15), Arizona (11-29), USC (12-6) and Washington (12-13).

Rancho Cotate is having a solid season. "We're doing real well. We are 6-0." Morrow is doing well on the field as well. "This year I have 10 sacks, 29 tackles and five blocked kicks." Morrow is playing both sides of the ball this year, but all the schools are recruiting him for defense. As a junior, he had 55 tackles and six sacks.

Depending on what Morrow's body does over the next year may well determine if he ends up at end or tackle. "Some schools say that they want me for end, but last year as a junior I played only defensive tackle. This year I am playing end. I haven't really gotten bigger this year, but I have definitely gotten stronger. I prefer end because it gives you more freedom. I get to use my speed a lot more."

He is fully qualified.

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