2020 OT Chris Morris keeping A&M atop his list following recent visit
To hear Chris Morris speak about Texas A&M, one might think that he’s already committed.
Going back to earlier this year, he had no issue naming the Aggies as the lead team in his recruitment and he hasn’t backed off since. The Memphis, Tennessee, offensive lineman was back in College Station last week for his fourth visit to A&M last week and left feeling every bit as positive as when he showed up.
“Basically, I just see myself there because the way they do things at Texas A&M is how I like it,” he said. “The practice, the school, and being out in the country - it fits me all around.”
As has been the routine with many of the recent visitors to A&M, Morris took in a practice and got his first chance to see new offensive line coach Josh Henson get to work in person. The newest Aggies assistant seems to have found his footing amongst the staff and has been making a positive impression on the recruits, like Morris, that have come to visit.
“Coach Henson is a family guy, but he likes grinding,” Morris said. “I’ve got to be with him more than anybody outside of maybe the strength and conditioning coach but I’ve got to be able to chill and relax with him. We’re off to a good start, though, we talk to each other almost every day.”
Otherwise, Morris said that his latest trip to Aggieland further solidified and already strong relationship with head coach Jimbo Fisher.
“Just being with [Fisher], basically all weekend, it was fun because he’s like me,” he said. “He’s crazy, I’m crazy, and he just wants kids to make it. I can deal with him, work with him and all of that.”
Morris said that he is likely heading to Auburn for an unofficial visit next week. This weekend, he chose to forgo heading to a spring game to prepare for ACT testing. He added that Alabama and Florida State have been the other two teams that have been most actively recruiting him.
Prior to making a commitment, he plans to trim his list from twelve down to five, but doesn't have an idea when that decision might be made. A&M remains at the top of that list either way, but he knows that anticipation is building for him to end his recruitment altogether.
“Everybody is waiting on me to commit, really,” he said. “I’m going to commit this summer … I want to do it before the season.”