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jgphillips3:

We have been speculating on Morris ability to use his high school connections to find and identify talent early and whether that can pay off down the road.  This kid seems to be exactly that type of player/situation.

http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/mar/07/hogs-host-talented-sophomore-early-recruitment-exp/

SooieGeneris:

Identifying and evaluating these kinds of kids early is an area that was sorely lacking the past 5 -6 years, maybe longer as I don't recall Petrino getting out front with sophs or 9th graders when he was here.

The kid may get a lot of other offers, but being 1st or among the first is something most can't accomplish. It's good to know that this staff is changing that.

Pig in the Pokey:

This kid is going to be a star.

jgphillips3:


--- Quote from: SooieGeneris on March 07, 2018, 06:43:41 pm ---Identifying and evaluating these kinds of kids early is an area that was sorely lacking the past 5 -6 years, maybe longer as I don't recall Petrino getting out front with sophs or 9th graders when he was here.

The kid may get a lot of other offers, but being 1st or among the first is something most can't accomplish. It's good to know that this staff is changing that.

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I donít know how many know it, but Morris was the first to recognize the talent of and the first to offer Deshaun Watson.

Psychohog:

Oops

Psychohog:


--- Quote from: jgphillips3 on March 07, 2018, 07:17:55 pm ---I donít know how many know it, but Morris was the first to recognize the talent of and the first to offer Deshaun Watson.

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everybody

jgphillips3:


--- Quote from: Psychohog on March 07, 2018, 09:49:38 pm ---everybody

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Judging by some of the ignorant comments I sometimes see here about Morris, I doubt that.

SooieGeneris:


--- Quote from: jgphillips3 on March 07, 2018, 07:17:55 pm ---I donít know how many know it, but Morris was the first to recognize the talent of and the first to offer Deshaun Watson.

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I read that somewhere since Morris was named HC here. I believe he started building a relationship with Watson in the 8th or 9th grade IIRC. I agree, not everyone on here and in our fan base knows that.

It shows an ability to evaluate early, something many high level coaches do not have.  It is a hit or miss deal at that age. I recall all the ballyhoo about Kodi Burns when he was in the 7th or 8th grade in FS. Many thought he would be the type of player Watson has turned out to be.

Of course, Burns has a lot to be proud of, he scored a TD in the NCG, I think it was the only receiving TD of his college career, but he disappointed as a QB at the college level compared to the hype.

Back in the late 80s, I attended a JHS basketball game that one of my nephews was playing in vs Russellville. I walked into the gym and immediately my eyes were drawn to what looked like a grown man on the floor among a bunch of skinny kids.

The 8th grader looked to be every bit of 6'5 or 6'6 and around 230-240 and he was throwing down dunks in the pregame warmups. It was Corliss Williamson. After seeing him play, I told co-workers I had seen a future NBA player in a Junior High game and got laughed at.

It wasn't long before word spread and the local news started showing Gardner JHS highlights on a regular basis with reports of college coaches keeping tabs on Corliss. That was exceptional and it's easier to project a big kid in basketball than a football QB that early, but it's a great asset to have.

sickboy:


--- Quote from: SooieGeneris on March 08, 2018, 12:06:06 am ---I read that somewhere since Morris was named HC here. I believe he started building a relationship with Watson in the 8th or 9th grade IIRC. I agree, not everyone on here and in our fan base knows that.

It shows an ability to evaluate early, something many high level coaches do not have.  It is a hit or miss deal at that age. I recall all the ballyhoo about Kodi Burns when he was in the 7th or 8th grade in FS. Many thought he would be the type of player Watson has turned out to be.

Of course, Burns has a lot to be proud of, he scored a TD in the NCG, I think it was the only receiving TD of his college career, but he disappointed as a QB at the college level compared to the hype.

Back in the late 80s, I attended a JHS basketball game that one of my nephews was playing in vs Russellville. I walked into the gym and immediately my eyes were drawn to what looked like a grown man on the floor among a bunch of skinny kids.

The 8th grader looked to be every bit of 6'5 or 6'6 and around 230-240 and he was throwing down dunks in the pregame warmups. It was Corliss Williamson. After seeing him play, I told co-workers I had seen a future NBA player in a Junior High game and got laughed at.

It wasn't long before word spread and the local news started showing Gardner JHS highlights on a regular basis with reports of college coaches keeping tabs on Corliss. That was exceptional and it's easier to project a big kid in basketball than a football QB that early, but it's a great asset to have.

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Burns is also a coach now too, right? He might not have been Deshaun Watson, but he's got plenty to be proud of, fo sho.

Peter Porker:


--- Quote from: SooieGeneris on March 08, 2018, 12:06:06 am ---I read that somewhere since Morris was named HC here. I believe he started building a relationship with Watson in the 8th or 9th grade IIRC. I agree, not everyone on here and in our fan base knows that.

It shows an ability to evaluate early, something many high level coaches do not have.  It is a hit or miss deal at that age. I recall all the ballyhoo about Kodi Burns when he was in the 7th or 8th grade in FS. Many thought he would be the type of player Watson has turned out to be.

Of course, Burns has a lot to be proud of, he scored a TD in the NCG, I think it was the only receiving TD of his college career, but he disappointed as a QB at the college level compared to the hype.

Back in the late 80s, I attended a JHS basketball game that one of my nephews was playing in vs Russellville. I walked into the gym and immediately my eyes were drawn to what looked like a grown man on the floor among a bunch of skinny kids.

The 8th grader looked to be every bit of 6'5 or 6'6 and around 230-240 and he was throwing down dunks in the pregame warmups. It was Corliss Williamson. After seeing him play, I told co-workers I had seen a future NBA player in a Junior High game and got laughed at.

It wasn't long before word spread and the local news started showing Gardner JHS highlights on a regular basis with reports of college coaches keeping tabs on Corliss. That was exceptional and it's easier to project a big kid in basketball than a football QB that early, but it's a great asset to have.

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Watson wasn't even born when Morris was in the 8th or 9th grade.

Peter Porker:

And that was an attempt to be funny.

oldhawg:


--- Quote from: Peter Porker on March 08, 2018, 04:45:59 am ---And that was an attempt to be funny.

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I got it, and I appreciate the attempt.  :)

sickboy:


--- Quote from: Peter Porker on March 08, 2018, 04:45:59 am ---And that was an attempt to be funny.

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My favorite kind of humor. +1

jgphillips3:


--- Quote from: Peter Porker on March 08, 2018, 04:45:59 am ---And that was an attempt to be funny.

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Gotta admit, it was chuckle inducing.

OneTuskOverTheLineô:


--- Quote from: Peter Porker on March 08, 2018, 04:45:37 am ---Watson wasn't even born when Morris was in the 8th or 9th grade.

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 The genius of this if you're joking, and the stupidity if you're not are both equally awesome. Sometimes you hit something that's just gonna make people laugh. If you're the kind who doesn't care if the laughter is with you or at you, then you just excelled my friend..! +1

Hogtimes:


--- Quote from: Peter Porker on March 08, 2018, 04:45:59 am ---And that was an attempt to be funny.

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It was funny ....I love a great sense of humor. Too many on these boards take this stuff way to seriously.

justmakeit2thebcs:


--- Quote from: SooieGeneris on March 08, 2018, 12:06:06 am ---I read that somewhere since Morris was named HC here. I believe he started building a relationship with Watson in the 8th or 9th grade IIRC. I agree, not everyone on here and in our fan base knows that.

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Billy Napier "found" Watson through a coaching friend in Gainesville, Ga prior to his freshman year.   Morris was a high school coach when Watson was playing as a freshman in HS.  Napier was replaced by Morris and liked his tape along with everyone else in the country.  Clemson offered prior to Watson's sophomore year.   Morris did a tremendous job recruiting Watson, but it's not like he saw something nobody else did.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2679324-the-college-recruitment-of-deshaun-watson

woodrow hog call:


--- Quote from: Peter Porker on March 08, 2018, 04:45:59 am ---And that was an attempt to be funny.

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I got it too, excellent work lol'ed and snorted too.

Richard Davenport:


--- Quote from: Pig in the Pokey on March 07, 2018, 07:16:43 pm ---This kid is going to be a star.

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Strong words from Coach Robinson about Ty's talent.

Pudgepork:

We need this young man to be a walking billboard for the Hogs.  Somebody drop off a care package of Hog gear on his porch.   Anonymous of course.

#hammerdown:


--- Quote from: Richard Davenport on March 19, 2018, 03:04:55 pm ---
Strong words from Coach Robinson about Ty's talent.

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Extremely.  Those Moore boys can play!

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