Redlands offensive lineman Brock Morris, a first-team all-CIF and first-team all-County selection, verbally committed to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo over the weekend after taking an official visit.
Morris, who was also looking at Army and Portland State, fell in love with the campus and committed right on the spot when asked.
“It was everything I was looking for,” Morris said. “It’s a great team, great school, great campus. I liked everything about it and I can’t wait to get there (August 2). It feels good to have it over and be at a school that I really like.”
A lot of the draw toward Cal Poly SLO was their hiring of former Pacific graduate Saga Tuitele as co-offensive coordinator. Tuitele, a standout for the Pirates in the mid-1990s and a graduate of Portland State, was hired this month after spending a two-year stint as the offensive line coach at Army – where he was Morris’ main recruiter.
“Having coach Tuitele at Cal Poly is a pretty big deal,” Morris said. “He’s the one that got me interested at Army and I built a pretty good relationship with him. I can’t wait to go and play for him.”
Morris is the second Terrier to commit to a Division I-AA school of high academic standing, with all-CIF and all-County first teamer Michael Poage having already committed to Columbia. Both Morris and Poage will sign their letters of intent to make their choices official February 4.