RB George Morris commits to Syracuse

Syracuse-bound RB George Morris of Central Gwinnett High School (AJC)

Syracuse-bound RB George Morris of Central Gwinnett High School (AJC)

George Morris, a running back from Central Gwinnett High School, committed to Syracuse on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder said he picked Syracuse over offers from Vanderbilt, Illinois, Utah, Purdue, Indiana, Florida International and East Carolina, among others. Morris did not have much contact with UGA or Georgia Tech.

“George just committed to Syracuse,” Central Gwinnett coach Todd Wofford told the AJC. “He said he just likes them playing in the ACC and that they have recruited him the hardest.”

This past season, Morris had 145 carries for 1,045 yards and 17 touchdowns, while catching 36 passes for 395 yards for Central Gwinnett, which plays in Georgia’s largest classification for high school football.

Syracuse has one other Georgia player in its 2012 recruiting class – Stephenson tight end Joshua Parris.

– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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DJ

December 21st, 2011
3:14 pm

Steve

December 21st, 2011
3:15 pm

I’ve seen this kid play he could be a legit back in the ACC

JDawg1785

December 21st, 2011
3:18 pm

Congrats, George! Stay warm up there.

DesignerJacket

December 21st, 2011
3:22 pm

Cuse won’t be playing in the ACC until 2014 at the earliest. But, hey, it’s the snow capital of the USA! Pretty place to be, but not where I’d go if the hometown teams showed me no love. But that’s just me. And I’m no college-ready running back. Congrats, I guess. See ya when you come to play my Jackets!

Go Jackets!

Supersize that order, mutt

December 21st, 2011
3:25 pm

I thought Cuse and Pitt would start playing ACC schedules in 2013

b

December 21st, 2011
3:28 pm

How many times does a Central Gwinnett player get publicity?
Carvell the Central coach must have something going for all
the times he writes about one of their players.

nvdjnvdjbgv

December 21st, 2011
3:28 pm

@Supersize that order, mutt … you fat nerd

b

December 21st, 2011
3:29 pm

Another Central Gwinnett article from Carvell!
What’s the deal?

Supersize that order, mutt

December 21st, 2011
3:31 pm

ahh, the class of the mutts. Resorting to name calling without saying a single intelligent or even semi-intelligent thing. So typical

Steve

December 21st, 2011
3:34 pm

You can tell when school’s out for winter break @nvdjnvdjbgv but kinda funny

b

December 21st, 2011
3:34 pm

Why won’t you let me post?

b

December 21st, 2011
3:35 pm

Another article on Central Gwinnett!
Good grief!

Michael Carvell

December 21st, 2011
3:37 pm

@b, as long as a Central Gwinnett keeps turning out D1 prospects, we will continue writing about them

Supersize that order, mutt

December 21st, 2011
3:40 pm

Steve, I would call it pathetic.

GT79MD83

December 21st, 2011
3:42 pm

Congrats on the scholarship.Ignore losers with mean spirits like Thomas Brown.

Supersize that order, mutt

December 21st, 2011
3:49 pm

Does anybody know for sure when Pitt and Cuse start playing ACC schedules. I really don’t see why it can’t happen next year. MO and A&M are starting SEC schedules next year in spite of their former Big-12 contracts. Why does the Big East have to be different. The two schools are leaving the Big East anyway, so let them go now.

Steve

December 21st, 2011
3:52 pm

Supersize that order, mutt

December 21st, 2011
3:31 pm

ahh, the class of the mutts. Resorting to name calling without saying a single intelligent or even semi-intelligent thing. So typical And your handle is intelligent or even semi-intelligent, Just saying

Supersize that order, mutt

December 21st, 2011
3:59 pm

Steve, I have the handle that I use because of the total lack of class and intelligence by the majority of the mutts who post on these blogs. It may surprise you to know that the true dawg fans who post on here think it’s funny; only the mutt creeps get offended by it. I guess it must hit home hard for them.

Ga Dawg 81

December 21st, 2011
4:00 pm

Ignore Thomas Brown. Congratulations George. You have a bright future ahead of yourself.

collegeballfan

December 21st, 2011
4:02 pm

Thomas Brown – Has it ever occured to you that picking a college based on the won loss record of the football team is a poor way to make a choice.

Based on your logic any player signing with any SEC team besides Alabama or LSU is a dumb fool.

LoganvilleDAWG

December 21st, 2011
4:13 pm

I thought(and hoping) the so called Thomas Brown had crawled under a rock for good… what a Scrooge…

BigTimeTechFan

December 21st, 2011
4:15 pm

SuperSize,

Pitt and Cuse have to wait because they signed the contract that says they have to give two years notice when leaving conf.

ACC and both teams are not pushing it, but WVU says they will play in Big 12 next year, and Big East will be adding teams. sure they will change after B-Ball season and decide.

nelsonhoward

December 21st, 2011
4:18 pm

Being the newest member to the ACC is already paying dividends. They are currently #1 in the country[basketball] and all the “top guns” to rival Duke, N. Carolina, NCS for supremacy. Now with a high caliber payer from Georgia, fOOTBAll may finally take the high ground and play top of the line teams like Florida. I do not know all the teams in the ACC, the South East Conference is #1 until Syracuse unleashes its run ANd gun west coast offence.

ODtheORANGEMAN

December 21st, 2011
4:19 pm

Congrats George and welcome to the family. Hope you’re able to do great things for this rebuilding football program and place your name amongst the ranks of the other great Syracuse running backs. You’ll be receiving a great education both on and off the field and I wish you the best of luck along the way.

Thomas Brown – we try and look past the Greg Robinson years and look forward to the quality team that Head Coach Doug Marrone is creating. Bowl game is in his second year and a productive year (despite the record) on a team full of talented young players. Our offense has always produced great running backs that have all found their way onto NFL rosters upon graduating. I think he made a great choice, but to each their own.

SCTiger

December 21st, 2011
4:22 pm

Supersize…

“ahh, the class of the mutts. Resorting to name calling ….”

Would not “mutts” be considered name calling? nvd… is probably right, if you are standing in line getting your order supersized, you probably ARE a fat nerd!

PR

December 21st, 2011
4:24 pm

Whoa… SCTiger wiht the smack down!

SCTiger

December 21st, 2011
4:27 pm

Supersize, are you saying that the average Tech poster shows more “class and intelligence” than those from any other school? I’m sure you yourself are a genius high powered engineer, since you are posting on a blog during the middle of a work day.

SCTiger

December 21st, 2011
4:30 pm

Why thank you, PR. You don’t have to be a UGA fan to despise the nerds and call them out on their pretense of academic superiority.

ncCUSE99a

December 21st, 2011
4:31 pm

This is great news! Syracuse will undoubtably play for the ACC championship in our first year in the league. I live in nearby Charlotte but won’t attend ANY of the games.

Michael Carvell

December 21st, 2011
4:42 pm

@Thomas Brown, please do not trash kids because they do not pick your favorite college. That is unacceptable on here.

flatsdawg1

December 21st, 2011
4:44 pm

This guy looks like a very solid running back with as many tools as any back I’ve seen, his ability to break away from tacklers is impressive. Syracuse seems to have a knack for recruiting really good backs and looks like they have another one.

Supersize that order, mutt

December 21st, 2011
4:46 pm

SCTiger (and what is an SC Tiger anyway), many of us who post on here are retired and living comfortable LAZY lives….LOL. I am blessed to be one of them :)

dawgsh!t fans

December 21st, 2011
4:47 pm

Thomas Brown shows why jawga fans think the only reason to go to college is to play football.

Supersize that order, mutt

December 21st, 2011
4:48 pm

BigTimeTechFan, thanks, and if WVU can do it, then Cuse and Pitt should be able to do it too. I hope so, and hopefully they will come up with a sensible alignment of the two divisions when they do

Tyrone Biggums

December 21st, 2011
4:55 pm

Syracuse is a pretty solid academic school. Congrats.

SCTiger

December 21st, 2011
5:02 pm

Supersize…pretty sad, then, that you have nothing better to do than post on articles about some random kid committing to some random school. My son is in grad school at “cuse, so at least I had SOME reason to read this article. Did you not earn enough money with the engineering degree( that surely ALL Tech fans must have) to do anything more interesting or productive than this? Go volunteer at a shelter or something if you have this much time on your hands.

Pope87

December 21st, 2011
5:10 pm

Carvell any news on any of the POPE kids up here in COBB? We had a good year this year.

Gorilla Biscuit

December 21st, 2011
5:10 pm

With that list of schools Coach Fishfry should have been all over this kid like a gorilla on a bamboo shoot.

Paddy

December 21st, 2011
5:11 pm

I like the Central Gwinnett stories, keep ‘em coming. Back in-the-day Syracuse had some damn fine rb’s. Not everyone up there gets to wear #44. You really must be special. George, I hope you will earn that right of passage.

Supersize that order, mutt

December 21st, 2011
5:15 pm

SCTiger, I haven’t said anything derogatory about Syracuse, which is at least what you implied. More power to him; maybe he will join the ranks of the other great running backs that Cuse has had in the past. I for one look forward to having them in the ACC; I just hope that competition with them begins sooner than projected. As far as what I do with my time, I DO involve myself in volunteer work, although not at a shelter, and I will be doing some tonight, but this afternoon, I have been posting during the spare time I have here at home today. Actually, I am more of a contributor than a “doer” in most charitable enterprises, but like I said, I do actually involve myself in some volunteer activities.

SansWorld

December 21st, 2011
5:30 pm

SCTiger
What exactly did Supersize say about this kid or Syracuse?
He posted some thing about when SU joins the ACC, someone calls him a nerd, he replies by calling him a classless mutt. things breag down after that.
OK this is pointless, but no slight to George Morris or Syracuse

BiggDawgK

December 21st, 2011
5:41 pm

This kid will be running the ball up and down the field on tech. Then again every offense steamrolls tech.

Supersize that order, mutt

December 21st, 2011
5:45 pm

SansWorld, thanks !!!

Dawg is not a word

December 21st, 2011
5:49 pm

Dawg is spelled dog. Get back to your holiday wal mart shifts.

wes

December 21st, 2011
5:51 pm

Kid looks legit!

Nice vid.

Blue Pants

December 21st, 2011
5:57 pm

Supersize Pitt & Syracuse are honoring some type of Big East withdrawal clause until 2014 season, the same one West Virginia is fighting, I think.

[...] Commit! Georgia RB will play for ACC’s newest member [...]

Tampa Gator

December 21st, 2011
6:43 pm

The next time a Georgia fan comes on this site and STATES that this is a Georgia site……..I should point out this article…..which has nothing to do with the University of Georgia. But…..here they are…..Dawg fans posting on a NON GEORGIA SITE!!! Don’t you have a paper in Athens you can go to?

Ramblin Man

December 21st, 2011
7:31 pm

Good luck to the kid. Buy a parka and long johns you’re gonna need them.

Hey Wait a Minute

December 21st, 2011
11:11 pm

Why do you techies automatically think negative posters are UGA fans?

Supersize I am a legitimate contributor to both GT & UGA blogs – your handle is offensive to many UGA fans and I suspect a number of servers at McDonald’s. Do you treat the servers with the same disdain you show to anyone that doesn’t pour praise on your beloved Yellow Jackets?

You may be retired and living the “Lazy” life but you have very little class which is surprising since most professional folks with a college degree have at least a little bit. Retired and still incredibly immature :-)