Four-star PF Morrow commits to Nebraska
In maybe the least surprising development of Nebraska's 2015 recruiting efforts, the Huskers hauled in arguably their biggest addition yet by picking up a verbal commitment from four-star Rivals150 power forward Edward Morrow following his official visit over the weekend.
The 6-foot-7, 210-pound senior from Chicago's Simeon High School became NU's second top-150 commit and fourth overall addition in the past two months, joining fellow 2015 prospects Glynn Watson and Michael Jacobson along with Kansas transfer Andrew White.
Morrow's trip to Lincoln over the weekend was just his second official, as he took his first visit to Iowa last weekend and had no other confirmed visits planned after Nebraska. That along with his family's close ties to the Huskers - both parents were NU student-athletes and he was born and raised in Lincoln until he was 10 - many assumed Morrow was a heavy Nebraska lean.
He played it close to the vest until the very end, but when all was said and done the allure of coming back home and becoming a Husker proved to be too much to pass up.
It certainly didn't hurt matters that Morrow's father, Edward Morrow Sr., was honored on the field at halftime of Nebraska's football game against Miami as part of a celebration of the 1994 national championship team. Morrow Sr. was a linebacker for the Huskers from 1992-94.
Already a Rivals150 player coming out of his junior year at Simeon, Morrow's stock skyrocketed on the AAU circuit while playing with the acclaimed Mac Irvin Fire program.
He was bumped up from the three-star to a four-star by Rivals.com over the summer and moved up to No. 103 in the 2015 Rivals150. Morrow also played his way up to 14 confirmed offers from the likes of Iowa, Minnesota, Arkansas, California, Creighton, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia and others.
Rivals.com national basketball recruiting analyst Eric Bossi has seen Morrow play several times on the high school and AAU levels, and said he's always enjoyed how hard Morrow goes every time he steps on the court and gets the most out of his ability.
"Morrow is one of those guys who is easy to like because of his playing style," Bossi said. "He is probably a bit undersized as a power forward but he doesn't seem to care. He is athletic, he is tough, he has a nose for the ball and he plays with tremendous energy. He has a good body to build on in the weight room and he is a hard worker whose best days are ahead of him."
Fellow Rivals.com basketball recruiting analysts Alex Kline had high praise for Morrow, saying he would bring a versatile skill set and relentless work ethic to the Huskers.
"Morrow uses an array of post moves, mixed with a soft touch around the rim, to create offense," Kline said. "He is a great offensive rebounder who constantly has outback dunks and finishes at the rim. Morrow is only 6-foot-7, but uses all of his body to create space in transition when he crashes the boards.
"Athletic by nature, Morrow's physicality around the basket helps him secure rebounds, which leads to more offense. He is still far from a complete player as he is limited, but still has a specific niche that he follows through on every time."