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Oregon LB David Morris tells CF.C he'll be at WSU junior day

JUNIOR DAY at Washington State is April 2 and among those telling CF.C that he’ll be in attendance is David Morris, a 3-star linebacker prospect out of Sherwood, Oregon. The 6-3, 205-pounder already has three Pac-12 scholie offers and was very excited about his most recent one – from Washington State.

“Washington State? Love it,” Morris told CF.C.  “I love (the state) in general. I still need to visit there, I haven’t seen their campus yet… and learn more about their program and what their school looks like.”

WSU special teams coach Eric Mele is Morris’ area recruiter.

“He’s a great guy, very genuine,” said Morris. “He really knows his stuff, I had a lot of questions and he answered them all perfectly… he was also really fired up and that’s what I like, how he was really excited about me coming up for their junior day.”

Morris also had great things to say about all the schools who had offered as well as their coaches. He holds offers from WSU, Oregon State, Cal, Colorado State and Hawaii. He is visiting OSU unofficially this coming weekend, he’ll be at WSU for the second Saturday of spring ball (April 2) and then Nebraska on April 16, with Cornhusker head man Mike Riley the former coach at OSU.  He also plans unofficials to Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Utah and UW. 

“I’ve been talking to Washington, they gained a lot of interest ever since I got more than four offers… UCLA, they’re kinda my dream school, I don’t think they’re close to offering but I’d like to go visit them,” said Morris.

WSU is recruiting Morris at linebacker, as is Cal. OSU likes him as an ATH on defense. Morris said he doesn’t have a position preference but he does want to play defense at the next level. (Morris rushed for 870 yards and 11 TDs as a junior). Distance, he says, won’t be a factor for him or his parents.

“In the beginning, distance was kind of a big thing to me… I kinda wanted to stay in-state. But as my stock started to rise, I started to get more offers and especially from the Pac-12 and out of state… it’s really just about finding that school that is the best fit for me… I’d be very willing to go out of state, it’s not a big deal at all,” said Morris.

Morris said he doesn’t have a set timetable for when he’ll verbally commit.

“I’m not in a rush, I want to make the right decision... and I’m still kind of waiting on any other schools that would believe in me and be willing to offer me…All five of my offers are my leaders at this point, I haven’t chosen a No. 1 at this point but we’ll see in the future,” said Morris.



NOTABLE NOTE;
Morris was at the Pylon Las Vegas National 7v7 this weekend competing on Oregon Breed, EForce which is coached by CouGreat QB Alex Brink. Oregon Breed went 3-0 in pool play Saturday and at last check, had won its first two games of the Sunday single-elimination national tournament. Its QB is Connor Neville, who also has an offer from WSU.


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