RB Stays Close to Home

Versatile Poudre High School running back Josh Morton of Fort Collins stays in state to play his college ball.

This past weekend, running back Josh Morton of Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colorado committed to play football a Northern Colorado University.  Morton, a 6-0 195 pound runner had a monster senior season as helped lead his Impalas to the final four of 5A football.  Averaging right at eight yards a carry, Morton rushed for over 2,300 total yards and nearly 30 touchdowns.  For his career, Morton rushed for over 3,800 yards and scoring over 50 touchdowns.  Today, Morton took some time to talk about football and his commitment to UNC.

This is what Josh had to say about the primary reasons for choosing Northern Colorado.

"Distance from home and how my family will be able to watch me play what could possibly be my last years of football."

PrepColorado asked Josh about the state of Northern Colorado football, here is his take.

"I also think the program is finally about to break out and that I can help with that.  I hope to be able to complete the team and move forward with winning some games."

Understanding recruiting often comes down to relationships with coaches, we asked Josh which coaches he worked with during the recruiting process.

"Coach Grable started recruiting me first.  But I actually had Coach Grable, Coach Darnell and Head Coach Downing all come see me before my visit January 17.  I was impressed with that." 

PrepColorado also asked Josh what he planned to study in college.

"I plan to study business finance or criminology."

During his high school career, Morton showed versatility by doing the heavy lifting with a large number of carries while still having the ability to break the big play.  Although not called upon to do it much in high school, Morton should be able to catch the ball out of the backfield.  If this group of skills can transfer to the college level, Morton should have a productive career for Northern Colorado.