Three-star receiver Isaiah McMorris is staying home. The Bellevue West standout receiver announced his commitment to play football for the Huskers in an Instagram Live he shared with Bellevue West teammate Dae’vonn Hall on Friday.
With his decision, McMorris is the fourth in-state recruit who’s pledged to play their college ball for Nebraska. He follows Bellevue West quarterback Daniel Kaelin, Elkhorn South lineman Ashton Murphy and Omaha North safety Donovan Jones.
McMorris emerged as a 3-star receiver following a strong junior season. He was a first-team all-state selection in 2022, tallying 90 catches, 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns for the T-Birds.
The previous Nebraska coaching staff stayed in touch with McMorris but didn’t offer him until mid-November. He visited Lincoln during a game a few weeks before. He’d already received offers from Texas Tech, Kansas, Kansas State and Penn State by that point. The new Nebraska coaching staff reached out to McMorris and began building a relationship. The 6-foot, 170-pound receiver visited Lincoln in early March to meet receivers coach Garret McGuire and returned to Memorial Stadium on March 25. He followed that with visits to Oklahoma, USC, Kansas State, Penn State and Minnesota.
McMorris, who runs a 4.47 in the 40, is scheduled to take an official visit to Nebraska this upcoming weekend. He has no other official visits scheduled.
McGuire related to McMorris and gained a lot of recruiting ground for the Huskers. Nebraska, once on the outside looking in, emerged in the finalist list for McMorris’s offer. McMorris’ commitment also comes a week after his high school teammate and fellow Nebraska commit, Daniel Kaelin, finished in the Elite 11.
McMorris and fellow Bellevue West receiver Dae’vonn Hall are the 16th and 17th known commitments in Nebraska’s 2024 recruiting class.
Isaiah McMorris commits to Nebraska. He talks his commitment to Nebraska, his recruitment journey and looking forward to being in Lincoln with two teammates. #nebpreps | #Huskers pic.twitter.com/WD1R4XkvtJ
— Mike Sautter (@MikeSautter_) June 23, 2023