April 26, 2011

New Jersey TE plans visit

Nick Provo and Tom Trendowski will be graduating after next season leaving David Stevens and Louie Addazio as the only tight ends on the roster. That means in 2012 tight ends will be important for Syracuse University.

Ryan Morris from Barnegat (NJ) Barnegat is a tight end that could help the Orange and he was offered not to log ago.

"Syracuse offered me about five or six weeks ago. I was pumped it was a great offer to get. I spoke with the coaches, the head coach on the phone."

In just a few weeks the 6-foot-6, 237 pound prospect is taking a trip to Syracuse and he already has positive thoughts about the Orange.

"I actually am going to head up on a visit in about three weeks. Right now my initial thoughts are that it is great and it is the Big East, a great place to play."

On his visit he will not be meeting the coaches for the first time as he has already spoken with most of them including his recruiting coordinator who he speaks with a lot.

"Coach [Nathaniel] Hackett is recruiting me. I started talking to him once I got offered, but I received letters from him before the offer," Morris said. "Our relationship is great, we talk on the phone on a regular basis and it is just great."

He has also talked with Orange Coach Doug Marrone.

"Coach Marrone was talking to me about the whole recruiting process and how I should take my time with it and everything that goes along with it."

This will be his first visit to Syracuse and he will be going in looking to see a few items.

"That will be my first visit to Syracuse. I am hoping to see the facilities, the campus and everything. I want to be around the coaches all day."

Other than a visit to Syracuse Morris has a few other visits in mind and he has also made a few trips.

"I was hoping to get down too Duke and North Carolina," Morris stated, "I have been to Purdue, Indiana, Louisville, and Cincinnati."

Last season was a productive campaign for the Garden State product as he posted solid numbers.

"I had 30 catches for 495 yards and four touchdowns."

He also talked about what makes him a division one prospect.

"I am really good at getting off the line and getting separation I am also good at catching the ball. I always stick my nose in there when it comes to blocking as well."

A decision will not come soon from Morris, but he will not carry his recruitment on into the winter.

"I am just going to play out the process and see where everything goes, but I will probably not pick a school until September or October."

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