Name: George Morris II
Position: Running back
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
High School: Central Gwinnett
2013 Stats: Morris saw action in 10 games last season, even though he was playing behind Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley. He rushed for 334 yards on 79 carries, had two receptions for 20 yards, and even returned 13 kicks for a total of 293 yards. Oh, and he scored his first touchdown in that bowl-clinching win against Boston College.
2014 Projections: He's only behind PTG on the depth chart now, and given how he performed in his first season on the field last year, we'll be seeing much more of him. He's not the workhorse that Jerome Smith was, but he's proven to be quick on the field, which is going to be key if the Orange hopes to execute the super-fast full-throttle offense George McDonald is planning to use.
How'd He Get Here: Morris chose SU over Illinois, Purdue, Utah, Vanderbilt and a bunch of mid majors.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Three stars all around.
Money Quote: Terrel Hunt had this to say about George before he even played a single minute:
He's an explosive runner. He doesn't like hearing that because he doesn't like to think his job is finished, but he'll be a great runner, great runner.
Links Of Wonder: Here's a fun piece from OrangeFizz about SU's talent at running back, and affirming what we already know -- Morris is prettttty speedy.
Twitterfeed: Hello there, @GMII27.
Tweets Of Wonder: Way to support your fellow Oranges, buddy!
— George Ⓜ️orris II (@GMII27) February 13, 2014
What Does Shafer Think Of Him: Well, according to strength and conditioning coach, Will Hicks, Morris is one of the team's "physical specimen."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Remember when we all thought he was George Morris III? That was funny.
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: Yes, let's see that touchdown against BC, shall we?