September 18, 2011

Morris takes in Tide's win

It was a light visitor weekend for the University of Alabama, but the Crimson Tide's quarterback of the future, Alec Morris, was in town to watch the 41-0 win over North Texas.

"It went awesome," Morris said. "I'm really excited about coming back for the LSU game, and I might even come back for the Tennessee game. It was a great experience. The atmosphere in the stadium was awesome, and everyone was telling me that it will be 10 times that for the next two games that I might be going up for. I'm just really excited."

The Allen, Texas native drove to Tuscaloosa with his father on Friday, arriving late that night. The two spent the day on campus Saturday before heading back home the next day. It was Morris' first game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"We went down to meet Coach (Mike) Groh at the facility, and we talked with Coach (Nick) Saban for a little while up in his office. We went over to the stadium and ate lunch over there with some other recruits. I got to go in the locker room for a little while before the game and went out on to the field.

"I've been to the stadium before, but with that stadium full, it's just crazy. I've played in Cowboys Stadium with 40,000 people, and I thought that was big. This was just wild."

Morris, who committed to the Alabama last month, has already set up his visit for the LSU game in November and may also try to make it over for the Tennessee game.

When he chose UA, Morris had just two other scholarship offers and was considered an unknown to the Crimson Tide fan base. However, Allen High School is off to a 3-0 start, and he's starting to make a name for himself.

"It's going better than I could have ever expected or hoped for," Morris said. "Through three games, the offense has just been torching defenses. The defense has just been great this year. They're stopping everybody. It's going so well."

In his first three games, Morris is 61 of 96 for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns through the air. He also has two rushing scores. Even with all of the individual success, the Lone Star quarterback will be the first to credit his team.

"It's not my success, it's everyone's success," Morris said. "Our offensive line is blocking really well. Our receivers are making huge catches. We've got people that make plays all over the field, so it's because of everyone."

Morris looks to keep his team undefeated with a game at Plano High School on Friday.

Reach Greg Ostendorf at greg@tidesports.com.


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