Recruiting picking up for Morris, Poage

Redlands offensive lineman Brock Morris has set up a trio of official visits for January, as he looks to pick between Army, UC Davis and Portland State.

Morris, a first-team all-Citrus Belt League selection the last two seasons, is visiting West Point on Jan. 16, UC Davis on Jan. 23 and Portland State on Jan. 30. The Portland State visit was moved because it conflicted with the Inland Empire All-Star Football game.

“I’m pretty excited,” Morris said. “Those are the three schools that have been with me the entire time. There are a few schools that have come in at the end, but these three have stayed with me the entire time and are whom I’ve built a relationship with.”

If Morris chooses Army, which he is still high on despite the recent resignation of head coach Stan Brock, he’ll be close to teammate Michael Poage, a defensive lineman. Poage, an all-CBL first-team selection, verbally committed to Columbia University earlier this week. With Columbia being in Manhattan and West Point roughly an hour north of New York City, the teammates wouldn’t be that far away.

“I guess you are right,” Morris said when I pointed that out. “That’d be pretty cool.”