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July 6, 2010

Morrow on AU, 'I could fit in there'

One of the top receivers in the south for 2011 is three-star Ocean Springs (Miss.) wide receiver Joseph Morrow.

Morrow is one of the top players in the state of Mississippi, and is one of Auburn's top receiver targets as well.

While recruiting has been a whirlwind for Morrow so far, he's enjoying the attention he's received from schools across the southeast, including Auburn.

"Everything is going real fast, my head is turning," Morrow said. "Now everything is starting to slow down right now to a good pace right now. I love it though, you only get to do it once."

As one of the Tigers top targets at receiver, Morrow is heavily considering Auburn. So much so, that they are among his current top four favorites.

"They are still in my top four, with Mississippi State, Arkansas, and LSU," Morrow said about where Auburn stood with him.

Morrow is up to double digit offers now, the latest coming from Georgia Tech. Morrow has also visited Mississippi State and Ole Miss over the summer for camps.

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound receiver just finished competing in the BadgerSports Elite 7-on-7 National Championships in Tuscaloosa over the weekend, in which his Mississippi team played well despite being shorthanded after some last minute players like Tobias Singleton and Nickolos Brassell couldn't make it.

Two reasons Morrow is so high on the Tigers is because of wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor and offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. The two Auburn assistants are helping recruit Morrow to the Plains.

"Coach Troop is a great all around guy, I really liked him. Coach Malzahn will tell you the truth, his offense is good," Morrow said. "I know the quarterback (Kiehl Frazier) they have committed and he's a player, so I feel like they could go win a championship. Anything can still happen, but I could fit in there."

Morrow says he has had contact with four-star Auburn quarterback commitment Kiehl Frazier, and thinks he's the type of quarterback that can get the job done at the next level.

"I talk to him on Facebook, but I haven't had the chance to meet him," Morrow said. "I've seen enough of him to know he's a good quarterback."

Morrow visited Auburn back in March, and said the Tigers were atop his list. Interest in the Magnolia State product has done nothing but increase since then from colleges across the south, but Auburn remains in strong standing with Morrow.

He'd also like to make another visit to Auburn before the season starts, possibly this month. Although he's been a bit under the weather the past few weeks.

"I want to try and make it to Auburn in the next few weeks, it just depends on my condition and how I'm feeling," Morrow said. "I'd come up for the camp, but I'm not sure I'd participate in it."

Morrow maintains that all four teams are equal, and that a decision will likely come in December.

The big receiver prospect also says playing time isn't a top priority, and he isn't afraid of working hard and earning his way onto the field.

"The main thing is education and to get my degree," Morrow said. "I can work for playing time, I don't have to be a starter right away, the main thing is education."

Rivals rates Morrow the no. 58 wide receiver in the nation, and the no. 16 player in the state of Mississippi for 2011.


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