George Morris, a three-star running back from Lawrenceville, GA, has decided to come play football for the Syracuse Orange in 2012.
Scout, Rivals and ESPN all gave Morris the three-star treatment. Syracuse apparently beat out Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, Utah, Vanderbilt and East Carolina for his services. Akron never stood a chance.
The 21st commitment of the Class of 2012 gained 1,059 yards, scored 17 touchdowns and caught 36 passes for 395 yards this season. He also runs a 4.45 40-yard dash.
What separated Syracuse from the pack and caused a three-star Georgia RB to travel this far north? You can thank recruiter Tyrone Wheatley and the impending move to the ACC.
"He just committed," said Todd Wofford, Central Gwinnett’s coach via text. "George said he likes them playing in the ACC and that they have recruited him the hardest."
You can also thank SU freshman linebacker Cameron Lynch, who played in the same region as Morris and upsold him on Central New York.
"Having a player from my region up there, and seeing him succeed up there, that helped out a lot," Morris said of Lynch.
Morris is the 2nd Georgia commit of the 2012 class. He joins three-star TE Josh Parris. Basically, if you're from Georgia, have three stars and your last name ends with -rris, you're coming to Syracuse.
And if George works out as well as the last Syracuse RB named Morris, well you won't hear any complaining out of us.