Chris Morris likes to joke around. But the four-star offensive lineman from Memphis (Tennessee) Freedom Prep Academy is no joke on the field. He was the best offensive lineman at the Under Armour All-America Camp in Atlanta on Sunday. Morris said he got dinged a bit when a boar he was hunting got him on the knee, but he’s healthy now.
Morris is 6’4 and 290 pounds. He has excellent balance and body control, rarely lunging. He cuts off defenders and can anchor. Morris is widely viewed as a top-150 player nationally.
Morris was recognized as one of the best campers, earning an invite to the Under Armour Big Man Challenge, which takes place later this summer. And he’s narrowing down his list of potential colleges to a top five in the coming weeks.
He gave SB Nation a preview. While Morris likes to have fun, his list of schools says he is all about business.
Who will be in the hunt for his commitment?
“Georgia, Clemson, and Auburn, for sure,” Morris said.
Why Georgia? “Kirby Smart, he comes clutch. I’ve never seen a coach as energetic as him.”
Why Auburn? “It’s the whole staff. Auburn opened my eyes. I watched them practice. We got cussed out because we brought our phones on the field. I was like, ‘We can’t bring our phones on the field’? and [head coach Gus Malzahn] was like, ‘Nah, no phones.’ They’re hardcore. I like that. I like that crazy hardcore [stuff.]”
Why Clemson? Despite not listing an offer from Clemson on his Rivals of 247Sports profile, Morris said that he speaks with “everybody” from the program.
Other schools that might make his final group, he said, include Florida State, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and “maybe” Arkansas.