Playing for Hilton Head is 2016 cornerback Jestin Morrow and the 5'10 165 pound prospect has seen his stock rise in a hurry to the tune of 6 offers. We spoke with Morrow who has a long list of schools showing early interest as he's "UP NEXT" here on SCPrepNation.com.
"I've been offered by Marshall, Charlotte, Buffalo, Toledo, Ohio University, and Purdue. I'm hearing from them and UCLA, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Appalachian State, NC State, SC State, Cincinnati, East Carolina, and Iowa State."
We asked Morrow besides the programs who've already offered who is recruiting him the hardest right now and he said, "Wake Forest shows a lot of of love and behind them I'd say Tennessee and UCLA."
Morrow's junior season stats were impressive and it is just part of the reason he's picked up so many early offers.
"I had 33 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 4 pass break ups, 3 interceptions (1 returned for a touchdown), and 3 return touchdowns (2 punt returns and 1 kickoff return)."
Asked to break down his biggest strengths on the field Morrow gave us a thorough analysis of his game.
"Man press and my catch up speed are my biggest strengths. I love when quarterbacks float the ball, it's like they're helping me out. I don't really have a weakness I just like to be all up in the receiver's grill."
That speed saw him clock a 4.32 40 yard dash at USC and a 4.33 at Ohio State camp before his junior season during the "Summer Tour de Payne trip" referencing his Hilton Head coach B.J. Payne.
The 2016 prospect doesn't have to look far to find a player to try and pattern his game after he says. "Nobody famous. I look up to my older brothers Clifford and DeAndre Morrow. They're my only role models I guess you can say. You know it's kinda like that be better than my older brothers deal."
Morrow will have a busy schedule to try and see as many schools as possible and compete against some of the top prospects from the region. He ran down his itinerary for us.
"I'm going to The Opening March 22nd in Atlanta. The Semper Fi game combine in Atlanta April 11th. Rivals camp April 12th in Charlotte and another Opening Camp in Charlotte on May 2nd."
"As far as school camps I got invited to Wake Forest junior day, Charlotte's junior day, SC State's junior day, and I went to Tennessee's junior day on February 20th."
The visit to Tennessee impressed Morrow a great deal it seems as he had plenty of praise for the Volunteers' program.
"I loved it! Like how coach Jones is trying to make it feel like home with their player's lounge and how they even have their own barbershop in their indoor facilities. It just felt like a great place to be! You can tell they are starting something good and it was my first time seeing actual snow so that made it even more of a better experience. I've been to a few of their games and to put that jersey on was pretty cool."
Morrow says the Marshall offer he received came as a surprise because he didn't know they were interested. He checked his phone and saw a message from Marshall coach Mike Furrey.
"I just have the best high school coach and staff in the country. I owe it all to my head coach B.J. Payne and the Hilton Head coaching staff."
Already having an idea as to what he wants to pursue after football Morrow broke things down for us as to what he'll look at closely when choosing a college.
"I want to be a vet so schools that have a good medical department will play a big role. I can adjust to any style of play so that really doesn't bother me. I'd love to have a great coaching staff. I feel that I'll have to earn playing time when I get there because anyone can say you'll start but it's all about work ethic. Hopefully I'll take an official visit to the school I commit to and love it. I just want to make an impact on whatever school I choose and I probably would choose a school that has played freshmen recently because I don't want to redshirt my first year."
Morrow reports a 3.2 GPA in the classroom currently.
SCPrepNation.com will have more updates with Morrow as we expect his recruitment to continue to blow up as he hits the road this off season to various camps and combines so stay tuned here for more of the very latest!
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