November 30, 2010

Ole Miss commit lining up several visits

Aaron Morris is committed to Ole Miss, but that hasn't stopped other Southeastern Conference schools from pursuing the Rivals250 offensive lineman.

The Jackson (Callway), Miss., tackle chose Ole Miss during a news broadcast on WAPT Channel 16 August 24 and has been a familiar face in Oxford, Miss., since that time.

Morris picked the Rebels over offers from Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State among others, and those three schools remain in pursuit. The 6-foot-5, 320-pounder plans to visit them prior to National Signing Day.

"Those four - Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and Mississippi State - are on my pretty hard," Morris said. "I'm just taking it all in. I'm still committed. I'll probably know when I take my visits for sure."

Morris' first official trip this weekend is to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to see the Crimson Tide. He camped there over the summer and has a good relationship with Alabama coaches. The visits to Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn haven't been scheduled yet, Morris said. The one with the Rebels is likely Jan. 22.

"I want schools to show me how they are going to increase when I get there," Morris said. "I want to see the plan and how things are going to work out."

While Morris is going to look around, he said he doesn't regret committing to Ole Miss when he did.

"Ole Miss is just what I wanted then," Morris said. "They were on me hard. It's still what I want right now, too, but the visits are important."

He was in attendance for Ole Miss' 31-23 loss to Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl.

"It just looked like State wanted it more, but it was a good game," Morris said. "I mostly talked to Tobias (Singleton) and them. Jermaine Whitehead and C.J. Johnson."

Following the Alabama visit, Morris will spend close to a week in Mobile, Ala., for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic. He sees the event as a great opportunity and challenge.

"I know Mississippi hasn't won in a while, and we have the playmakers," Morris said. "Going up against great players like that is exciting."

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