The 2023 Rice Football recruiting class has added a local product to the fold. Dekaney safety Ty Morris has committed to the Owls.
All the way back in March of 2021, the second offer for the 2023 Rice Football recruiting offer was extended to Dekaney safety Ty Morris. Even though it was extremely early in the recruiting cycle for the 2023 class, Rice knew from the beginning they liked what they saw in Morris. Now, more than a year later, Morris has committed to the Owls.
The addition of Morris is a big one for Rice. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound safety had more than a dozen offers at the time of his pledge. He ultimately picked the Owls over offers from Houston, Purdue, Tulsa, Louisiana Tech, Army, Marshall and others.
The win over a crosstown rival and a Power 5 program is another feather in a Rice football recruiting class that is shaping up to be a strong one. At the time of Morris’ commitment, Rice owns the No. 2 class in Conference USA and the No. 79 class nationally.
Following the decommitment of Jamarie Wiggins this summer, Morris is currently the lone safety in the 2023 class and the second member of the secondary, along with MacArthur corner AJ Stephens who committed in June.
Listed as a safety in some places and a linebacker in others, Morris could fit in well in the Viper hybrid position at South Main. His film certainly highlights a player that’s comfortable in coverage yet still explosive running downhill. Versatility will always be valued on the defensive side of the ball at Rice, making Morris an exciting addition to the 2023 class.
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