Old Dominion keeps it local with a commitment from Amorie Morrison
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Salem defensive end Amorie Morrison (2020 DE/QB 6-4 210) has been bouncing back and forth between quarterbacking and playing defensive line.
It seems like an odd combination, but that experience will certainly serve him well at the college level. Who wouldn’t want a long and lean defensive end who sees the field like a quarterback?
“He looks like Bucky Hodges did when he was out there (for us),” said Salem head coach Shawn Wilson in an interview with recruit757 last week.
Amorie Morrison pulled the trigger on a commitment to Old Dominion on Wednesday afternoon.
“I visited on a Junior Day March 2. I made my decision based off where I could go and make an immediate impact and start for four years. Also they were my first offer and showed a lot of love towards me and kept in touch,” Morrison explained. “It’s home and I wanted to put on for the 757.”
The offer from Old Dominion came just a few weeks ago on May 2. Since then, he had picked up offers from Virginia State and Marshall.
Morrison is being recruited by Monarch assistant coach Bryan Stinespring, who came to ODU after decades of big-time college coaching experience at Virginia Tech before spending the last few years at James Madison and Maryland.
Amorie gave ODU head coach Bobby Wilder a call to share the news.
“He seemed pretty energetic. He told me to keep working hard and told me they wanted me to come back up to the school soon,” Amorie said.
Morrison is now the third commitment for Old Dominion’s 2020 recruiting class. Louisa County WR Noah Robinson and Huguenot WR Kevin Gayles committed to the Monarchs earlier this year.
– Andy Hilton