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Options growing for Morris

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Although George Morris, a junior running back from Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett, is thrilled to have three offers, he thinks that is only the start.
"I feel like more schools are going to come and offer me pretty soon," Morris said. "I'm a hard-working player. I've got determination and a good mindset. I just do everything they ask on and off the field."
To date, Morris, who is 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, holds offers from Illinois, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky. This week, he has been visited by coaches from California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and Wake Forest.
"They've all told me they're very interested," Morris said. "They say they like what I can do out of the backfield and are going to keep an eye on me. They want me to go to their camps and stuff."
Two schools in particular are giving Morris, who claims to be wide open at this point in the recruiting process, positive vibes, he said.
"Probably Wake Forest and North Carolina [could be next to offer]," Morris said. "They're keeping a close eye on me, checking up on me and keeping in contact with me."
Of the schools that have offered, Morris said Illinois is pursuing him the hardest.
"They keep in contact with me all the time," he said. "They call me to keep in touch, and they want to know how things are going in school, if I'm staying out of trouble and how I'm working out."
As a junior, Morris rushed for 710 yards, had 658 receiving yards and scored 13 total touchdowns.
"I can catch the ball out of the backfield," Morris said. "When our quarterback is in trouble, he can dump it off to me, and I can catch it and take it to the house."
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