The Huskers have a big-time visitor heading to town for the Red-White Spring Game.
Georgia 4-star quarterback MJ Morris (6-1, 175) will attend Nebraska’s spring game on May 1. The signal-caller confirmed the news to Hail Varsity on Tuesday afternoon.
— MJ Morris (@mj_morris7) March 22, 2021
This is huge news for Nebraska on a number of fronts. Morris might be the Huskers’ number one overall target for the 2022 recruiting class. He’s also one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the country. Morris holds 34 scholarship offers from around the country. He doesn’t lack for options for schools to visit. Getting him to Lincoln on his own dime is an accomplishment for coach Scott Frost and his staff. Morris will attend the game as a fan and walk around campus himself since contact with the coaching staff is not allowed under NCAA rules right now.
It’s the relationship with Frost and quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco that is huge for Morris right now as he told Hail Varsity in January.
“I love them. I love how much they know about the game and about quarterbacks,” Morris said. “That’s kind of what I’m looking for, coaches who know a lot about quarterbacks. And then just who is going to just care about me as a person, too, and not just as a football player. So, I’d say that we’ve built a solid relationship.”
The Huskers have tough competition to land Morris, namely from Florida State. Morris was in Tallahassee last weekend to check out the Seminoles’ spring game. Now the Huskers will get their opportunity to host him and make an impression. If things go well, Nebraska could lock in an official visit in June.
Right now his timeline to make a college choice is fluid since he was unable to visit many schools due to visit restrictions from the NCAA. The Huskers are still searching for their quarterback in the 2022 recruiting class. When he does make that decision, he knows what he is looking for.
“I would say definitely from a football standpoint it’s a school that is going to develop me as a quarterback and get me ready for the NFL,” Morris said. “And a school that has a system where I can showcase all my talents and abilities so I can be the best quarterback I can be. From just a personal standpoint, if I can be around those coaches, those players and be on that campus for three or four years of my life and never think about transferring, just being comfortable. Because if I’m comfortable at a place then it’s going to make my game so much better. I’ll say those are the kinds of factors when it comes to deciding on a college.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.