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Junior To Watch: Taj Morris

Junior to Watch: Tajiddin Morris
School: Hightstown (N.J.) Peddie
Position: Running back
Size and speed: At 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Taj runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash.
Statistics: Last season he rushed for 1,400 yards on 142 carries for a 9.8 yards-per-carry average. He had 17 rushing touchdowns and two more receiving.
Honors: Prep school all-state, all-state Trenton Times, all-conference.
Favorite Schools: For now, Taj favors Boston College and Virginia. He has also heard from Michigan State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Rutgers, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Maryland among others. He has an offer from Boston College.
Skinny: A super athlete with the ability to play both sides of the ball at the next level. He has a 36-inch vertical jump and is a very elusive runner. He already has a 1090 on his SATs and carries a 3.5 GPA so he is fully qualified.
"I'm a little interested in looking at schools in the South. This summer, I might attend a few southern schools camps, but I'm leaving all of my options open."
With another year like last year, he should have college recruiters from the South as well as the North, East and West looking to get his services for four years.
His twin brother Bilal, also plays for the Peddie school as a cornerback and wide receiver.
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