January 13, 2011

Visits, decision on deck for Morris

Jackson (MS) Callaway offensive tackle Aaron Morris has been committed to Ole Miss since August, but that hasn't stopped him from checking out other schools, namely Alabama and Mississippi State. The 6'5, 310 pound lineman has two official visits planned for the next two weekends.

"There's not a whole lot going on with me right now," Morris said. "I have two official visits left. I have one to Mississippi State on January 14 and one to Ole Miss on January 21. I'm going to take these last two visits and then I'll know where I'm going."

Until that time comes, Morris says he remains committed to the Rebels.

"I'm still committed," he said. "I'd say I'm about 80 percent committed to Ole Miss."

Alabama's offensive line coach Joe Pendry recently made the trip to Jackson to check in on Morris. Morris has listed Alabama in his top three schools for much of the process and took an official visit to Tuscaloosa in early December.

"I talked to Coach Pendry," Morris said. "He came down and talked with me. I already took my official visit there. It was great. They had everything laid out for us. It was nice."

Morris, who said he expects to stay in-state, has made it no secret that he wants to play with other top prospects from Mississippi. Even though many, like Morris, are verbally committed to an in-state school, the group as a whole is largely undecided, with many taking visits to both in-state schools in the coming weeks.

"I just want to see where everybody's going," said Morris. "I'm still going to pick the school that's best for me, but I wish they would come with me. We talked about it a little bit. I'm cool with all those guys. I hope all of them go to the same school."

Rivals.com ranks Morris as the 6th best prospect in the state of Mississippi and the 29th best offensive tackle in the nation.

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