High-SchoolFootball: Allen High School
October, 3, 2011
By Jon Mahoney | ESPN.com
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSAllen (Texas) QB Alec Morris has gone from a player without any offers to an Alabama commitment in a matter of months.
Alec Morris was enjoying a meal with his buddies this spring at In-N-Out Burger when an unfamiliar number popped up on his cell. Morris decided to pick it up anyway and he’s glad he did — it was Wake Forest calling to offer him a football scholarship.
It was the first offer for Morris, who entered the spring as a relative unknown among the nation’s top quarterbacks. But after strong performances at camps and 7-on-7 tournaments, the Allen (Allen, Texas) senior signal-caller started to receive interest from BCS programs. First it was Wake, where he committed in July. Then came an offer from North Texas. And a couple of weeks after pledging to Wake, he received the big one — Alabama.
Morris, who wears No. 2 because of Atlanta Falcons star QB Matt Ryan, eventually switched his commitment to the Crimson Tide just a few weeks before the start of his senior season. Now, the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder is enjoying a terrific year for the Eagles. Through five games, he’s thrown for 1,357 yards and 19 touchdowns while leading Allen to the No. 3 spot in this week’s POWERADE FAB 50 ESPNHS Team Rankings.
Rated the nation’s No. 45 quarterback by ESPNU, Morris will lead Allen against Plano East (Plano, Texas) this Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
So what should viewers expect from this star signal-caller? It’s time to Get Familiar with Alex Morris.