April 15, 2010
Morrow takes second Ole Miss visit
Joseph Morrow doesn't mind being busy.
And that's a good thing considering his recent schedule, as the Ocean Springs, Miss., wide receiver attempts to learn all he can about a variety of colleges before making one of the more important decisions of his life.
Morrow visited Ole Miss on March 27 for junior day, but that trip was cut short. Morrow and his parents left midway through to check out Mississippi State's version of the same event.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder was back at Ole Miss last Friday, watching the Rebels workout during spring practice. Morrow is knowledgeable about Ole Miss, so the recent trip was just to stay in touch and watch one of his potential choices in action.
"It was good to see (wide receivers) coach (Ron) Dickerson," Morrow said. "We get along well and have already built some trust. I was able to meet most of the players and all the coaches and also some academic coaches. It was all really good.
"I'd been before. It was to make sure it was the same one more time."
Dickerson and the coaches did have a message for Morrow.
"They were telling me how slim the receivers were right now," Morrow said. "Made it known they needed me and how I can fit in. They want me to come catch the ball."
Morrow visited Auburn recently and Southern Miss last weekend. There's a familiarity with the Golden Eagles, and the Tigers have impressed him early on.
"I've got friends at Southern Miss, and you know people from my high school are going to go there," Morrow said. "Auburn scores a lot of points and can sell you. I want to see them again."
He's visiting LSU this weekend, but the itinerary has somewhat changed. The SEC West school is hosting a Nike combine Saturday, and Morrow had intentions to compete, but the trip will now just be a visit to the Tigers.
Morrow's nursing an injured hamstring, and there's no reason to test it at less than 100 percent and display sub-par times.
"I've talked to a lot of guys, and they all tell me I don't have to run," Morrow said. "It's one of those things where you can hurt yourself more than you can help most times. I'm about 80 percent, and I'm exercising, but it's not worth it."
Morrow doesn't have an order and may not for the near future.
"I just want to see everywhere and give everybody a shot that is giving me a shot," Morrow said.
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