WSU trip settles it, says future Coug

FUTURE COUG Jamal Morrow's recruiting has picked up as of late. The three-star prospect had been consistently hearing from another Pac-12 school and was also considering taking an official visit there. Following his official visit to WSU this weekend, are those plans still in the works?

No sir, says Morrow.

Morrow, who was in town this weekend with his best friend and Cal commit Darius Allensworth, had been hearing from the Golden Bear coaching staff. The 5-8, 180-pounder was reportedly planning a trip to Berkely before signing day, but he put those rumors to rest on Sunday.

"This trip was unbelievable," Morrow said. "It really reassured me that I'm solid on WSU. I can't wait to get up there in June and start making an impact on the program. I was thinking about going to Cal, but I'm not going to go anymore. I'm 100 percent a Coug."

Morrow was hosted by sophomore running back Teondray Caldwell this weekend. Caldwell, Morrow said, did a great job in showing him around Pullman and introducing him to his future teammates.

"My favorite part of the trip had to be just being around the players and other recruits," Morrow said. "I had a lot of fun and Teondray showed me how close the team was. They're one big happy family out there and I can't wait to be a part of that. Everyone has each others' backs out there."

AS A SENIOR this past season, Morrow rushed for over 2,000 yards and received several honors, including first team All-CIF, All-Valley Offensive Player of the Year and Sunbelt League MVP.

With his speed and quickness, Morrow could play cornerback, inside receiver or running back for the Cougs, but he said in his discussions with head coach Mike Leach and running backs coach Jim Mastro, he thinks he will be in the backfield next season.

"I'll do whatever I can to help the team, but the coaches told me I'd probably be at running back," Morrow said. "I talked with Coach Mastro this weekend and we were able to watch some film. I loved doing that with him. The offensive line provides big gaps and it makes it a lot easier to run. You can make cuts and make plays in their offense.

"Coach Leach told me about the future of the program and how we are going to be the class (2013) to help turn this around. We have to be ready to come in and make an immediate impact."

Morrow said he will arrive to Pullman in June in time for the second WSU summer session and participate in the summer weight program.

"It's a great bunch of guys up there and they're all excited because they know what it takes to win," Morrow said. "They got rid of some of their bad guys and have a lot of good players who are ready for next season. It was nice to see how much they're looking forward to the future and I can't wait to get to Pullman."

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