OSU football recruiting: Cowboys' defensive back recruit Jerel Morrow looking forward to facing high-octane Big 12 offenses

BY ANTHONY SLATER, Staff Writer, aslater@opubco.com Published: February 5, 2013

For defensive backs, the Big 12 can be a scary place.

The offenses are getting better, the passing numbers spiking higher and the defensive scrutiny becoming more severe.

So the pitch to potential secondary recruits can be a tough one. Or, like in the case of Oklahoma State commit Jerel Morrow, it can be viewed as a positive.

“I'm looking forward to the challenge,” Morrow said. “I want to be in a conference that throws a bunch. Gives me a chance to showcase my skills.”

At this point, Morrow is still listed as a four-star ‘athlete' on recruiting site. He could be playing defensive back or wideout in Stillwater, still to be decided.

But the Emporia, Kansas native has the mindset of a corner: “I'd rather hit than be hit.” And he seems to have the ideal size and quickness.

“He wants to play corner,” Morrow's high school coach Dustin Delaney said. “That's what they recruited him as, but he could play either one. The one thing at corner, he's just under 6-feet tall and weighs about 185 pounds, which is good size for a corner and not great size for a receiver. Real long arms and explosive to the ball, so I think corner will be a great fit for him.”

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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