“It’s just kind of a little more simple. I just go get the ball and try to make a play,” Morrow said.
His statistics do not pop in the way one might expect from such a highly-recruited player. He recorded just 20 tackles and two sacks in the 2020 season. But, as coach Sean Manning noted, Morrow’s defensive prowess is far greater than the numbers show, and college coaches have noticed.
“Every coach in the region had to account for him and actually ran the other way, so our other defensive end had a lot of the tackles on that side. So his stats didn’t necessarily stand out, but what he did made such an impact,” Manning said.
He was always an athlete, even at a young age. His quick feet and size served him in basketball — he was the second-leading scorer and top rebounder on the Eagles’ boys basketball team in the winter 2021 season — and allowed him to dominate in elementary and middle school football at nearly every position.
Manning remembers seeing Morrow at a youth flag football game. Current associate head coach Kevin Aguas was coaching the youth team, and even at that age Manning knew Morrow could be a special athlete.
“They had him throwing, catching, playing defense, doing everything. We just didn’t know what his motivation was. His brothers played basketball and obviously he does too, but now it seems like he’s dedicated himself to football,” Manning said.