Wooten Is a Prototypical MLB

The Glendale Gouchos feature some superb talent on their roster and the leader of their attacking defense is the man in the middle – LB Morris Wooten (6-0, 235).

He's got good speed, has a mean-streak and he's hearing from several four-year schools that want to get him in the middle of their stop unit.

"I run really well sideline to sideline and I'm real aggressive," Wooten told JCFootball.com.  "I just try and do everything my team needs me to do to win and I try to add leadership as well."

Wooten prepped at Maryvale High School in Phoenix and received an offer from Idaho State to play football for the Bengals, but he didn't take things seriously during his time in Pocatello.

"I redshirted there and I had to get my grades in-order and the surrounding area wasn't very good so I started to think about transferring," Wooten said.  "Coach (Mickey) Bell from Glendale had tried to get me out of high school and he said that if I ever needed to find a home that I should call him up. 

"After I was at Idaho State for a semester, I called him up and he said ‘come on down' so I headed back home here and I joined Glendale and had a pretty good year."

He missed three games with an ankle injury, but he still returned to help lead the Goucho defense through the championship game at the end of the season.

"It was great being able to be out there and winning it all," Wooten said.  "It felt really good and we expect the same thing this year.  We want to win it all again."

On the recruiting front, Wooten's physical attributes – a 4.58 forty time, a 35-inch vertical and 24 reps at 225 pounds – in addition to his production on the field have made him a marked man this spring and summer.

"I have an offer from UTEP right now," Wooten said.  "They like me a lot and have been recruiting me pretty hard.

"The other schools I've talked to (during the May contact period) are Arizona State, Arizona, Utah and Ole Miss.  All of those schools have said they are looking to offer me, but they want to see how I do at the beginning of the season."

Wooten also has an official visit set up with UTEP, but was unsure of the date.

He graduates in December and will have two years to play two at the next level and he is very interested in Sports Psychology.


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