November 9, 2009

Morris makes his decision

The Georgia Tech basketball team picked up their first commitment for the 2010 recruiting class and it was a big one. After making numerous trips to Atlanta for visits, it all came together for four-star shooting guard Jason Morris in his hotel room this past Saturday night.

"It could have gone either way with Georgia Tech or Clemson," he said. "I was laying in my bed in my hotel room in Atlanta and it just felt right in my gut. I knew I wanted to play at Georgia Tech. I knew this is where I want to be for the next four years."

Morris who goes to the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut is looking forward to sharing his basketball experience with his parent in the Atlanta area and that played a factor in his commitment.

"My parents seemed a lot more comfortable in Atlanta, it is like home to me," he said.

Later this week Morris will send in his letter of intent after a ceremony at his school.

"I still got my letter and I can't send it in until later this week because it can't be processed until the end of the week and my coach wants to make a big deal and have my parents up here for a signing," he said. "I doesn't matter to be me, but I want to make them happy."

One of the big selling points for Morris on becoming a Jacket was his strong relationship with several of the current players including his former AAU teammate Derrick Favors. Morris also played against current Yellow Jackets Glen Rice Jr., Mfon Udofia and Kammeon Holsey in the AAU circuit.

"I have played with Derrick and I played against Glen, Mfon and Kam and they were all super competitive," he said. "Brian Oliver was my NBA camp roommate and Iman Shumpert was my host during my visit and we got real close and Lance Storrs was also around a bunch, so I feel like I know the team. They have all been very accepting of me and no other school was as accessible."

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