Texas receiver mum on favorite

Wisconsin among quintet that has offered Howard Morrow a scholarship


Howard Morrow is a game-breaking wide receiver that moved to Keller, Texas from Philadelphia when he was in eighth grade, and he has never looked back.

Morrow will be a three-year starter in the fall; during his sophomore year he caught eight passes for 120 yards and one touchdown. Last season things picked up quite a bit as he hauled in 62 passes for 1,031 yards and 13 touchdowns.

"We got a new head coach and he had more passing in his offense," said Morrow. "I was glad to see the new offense and that gave me my chance to show what I could do. It was one of my goals to have a great year and I was fortunate enough to accomplish those goals."

At 6-foot, 187 pounds, Morrow can bench press 225 pounds, squats 425 and he set a 33-inch vertical jump during his sophomore year. Morrow is also the starting shooting guard on the Fossil Ridge High School basketball team and averages eight points a game. In addition, Morrow runs track, participating in the 200 meters (22.5-second personal best) and anchoring the 400 and 800 relays. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds.

Morrow has not attended any football camps over the last couple of years and he is not sure if he will go to any this summer. He recently attended an Oklahoma practice and he has also been to practices at Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

Five schools have offered scholarships to Morrow, and he feels many more offers will come soon.

"I have been offered by Maryland, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Arizona," said Morrow. "I have a favorite, but I would rather keep that to myself right now. I really like Oklahoma, because they have a balanced offense and a great head coach in Bob Stoops. I have already met a number of players and I really like them. The whole atmosphere at OU is something that is very special."

Howard admits that the Sooners are very much in the running for his services, and he also plans to attend the Red/White game April 17. Howard said that he will also go to Texas Tech for its junior day.

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