January 6, 2011

Morris watching events in San Antonio with interest

National Signing Day is a mere four weeks away.

In other words, it's time for the silly season.

Aaron Morris was a victim of that special time of year on Wednesday when rumors surfaced that the four-star offensive tackle from Jackson (Callaway), Miss., was backing out of his commitment to Ole Miss.

Morris, informed of the Internet speculation, laughed.

"I'm just looking, but I'm still committed," Morris said.

Morris committed to Ole Miss during the summer and was a frequent visitor to Oxford during the fall. He took an official visit to Alabama in early December, and the Crimson Tide has piqued his interest. Auburn was involved for awhile, but Morris said Wednesday he hasn't had contact with the Tigers' staff recently. Morris said he will visit Mississippi State on Jan. 14 and Ole Miss on Jan. 21 before signing a national letter-of-intent on Feb. 2.

This weekend, Morris plans to tune into the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio. Like many Mississippians, he's interested to see where four-star wide receivers Tobias Singleton and Nickalos Brassell commit during NBC's broadcast of the game.

"We really haven't been in much contact lately, but we talked a lot at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic (last month in Mobile, Ala.)," Morris said. "They told me they weren't telling anyone until Saturday. I'm waiting like everybody else. I really want to know where they're going. I really want all the Mississippi players to go to one place so we can just tear it up."

Ole Miss, Morris said, believes the 6-foot-5, 310-pounder is a future anchor at offensive tackle. However, with Bobby Massie and Bradley Sowell returning at the tackle slots for the Rebels, Ole Miss' coaching staff is telling Morris there might be a quicker path to the field.

"Right now, they're saying there's a wide open spot at the left guard spot," Morris said. "It's very exciting."

Rivals.com ranks Morris as the No. 6 prospect in Mississippi and the No. 29 offensive tackle prospect nationally.

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