Edward Morrow Holds a Dozen Offers, Looking for More
By NICK MEDLINESpecial to ZAGSBLOGEdward Morrow perfectly summarized the importance of the upcoming July evaluation period.
“I wonder: ‘Wow. What’s going to happen?’” he told SNY.tv. “It’s really big considering the fact that I have a long list of 30-40 schools that are interested.”
The 6-foot-7 power forward from Chicago Simeon High holds 12 offers—which he attributed to his “energy.” With better performances in front of college coaches, he should prepare for even more.
For now, the Rivals No. 106 prospect for the class of 2015 has offers including Creighton, Iowa, Florida State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Southern Methodist.
“The schools recruiting me the hardest are the ones who have offered me,” he said. “The key thing is somewhere I’m going to be happy, and where I can stay four years and be successful.”
One key player during the process will be—and has been—Nebraska and coach Tim Miles. His parents attended Nebraska and “opened up” about the program once he earned an offer.
“I will say [Nebraska] is recruiting me the hardest,” he said. “It was the second school that offered me. I went on an unofficial visit there as well.
“Tim Miles talks a lot about me being a ‘three-four,’” Morrow said. “He can see me expanding my game and a lot of opportunities for the future.”
Still, consider this recruitment wide open. Morrow said he’s heard from powerhouse programs including Florida, Michigan, Kansas and Georgetown. And in July, he’ll try to impress coaches while playing for an excellent Mac Irvin Fire team.
“They say I have a motor,” he said. “They just want me to play my game… They want to see me shoot the ball, taking those 15-footers, and continue to get the ball on the floor like I have been.”
A potential July breakout star, Morrow could be poised for an even busier recruitment.
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