Morris may choose the walk-on route

With all of the uncommitted talent in the Houston area, one may ask a question like, how did he get overlooked? And with an athlete like Katy Cinco Ranch DB Will Morris that is a good question. After recording 160+ tackles in the past two seasons, Morris still fell short of a Division I offer. But no worries. Morris has a plan in mind. TexasPrepInsider talked with Morris about his options.

After two solid seasons for the Katy Cinco Ranch (TX) football team, defensive back Will Morris has seen some hard looks from Division I colleges. But because he hit the recruiting radar as a late bloomer, opportunities were limited to him.

But after an official visit to New Mexico State, the 6-foot-2, 182-pound Morris is almost certain about what he wants to do with his athletic future.

"I went to New Mexico State this past weekend and they did not offer me," Morris said. "But they still want me to come in as a preferred walk-on. I think that is what I will probably do."

With this opportunity in front of him, Morris did not hesitate to say that he would be more than interested. He also mentioned that North Texas offered him the same thing. 

And though this may seem to be the most promising situation in front of him, that will not stop him pursuing other schools that showed him interest in the past. 

"Central Arkansas ended up signing two guys at my position, but they still keep in touch in case something happens," Morris said. "I will also try and follow up with Houston and SMU." 

Judging from his tone, it seems like New Mexico State is where he is most leaning. Not only were the Aggies the first to give him this opportunity, but there are some neighborhood ties there as well.

"I talked with JJ McDermott (Morris' former teammate at Cinco Ranch) and he says a lot of positive things about the program," Morris said. "And they have a really good walk-on program there."

Another plus will be that a new defensive system is being implemented. And, according to Morris, the coaches feel he is a good fit for the scheme they plan to run.

"They said I would be perfect for that kind of defense," Morris said. "So if I don't get any other D1 offers, I'll go to New Mexico State. I'll go to summer school and lift with the team during summer workouts. But for right now, I'm going to take a break and focus on wrestling and school."


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