Three-star defensive back Diauntae Morrow (6-0, 185, 4.7) from Saint Edward High School in Lakewood (Ohio) has offers from Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Bowling Green, Akron, and Toledo. Morrow is waiting for an offer from West Virginia, which is expected to come this week.
Morrow favors Indiana and Iowa solidly over Illinois, Bowling Green and West Virginia. Should West Virginia's offer come this week, Morrow would consider them as one of his top three.
"I've watched West Virginia since I was a freshman and think they have a great program," said Scout.com's No. 69 safety. We have a family friend named "Whitie", who attended West Virginia. We talk a lot about the school and he knows a couple of the coaches and really wants me to go to West Virginia. Even though I haven't received an offer yet from this school, I talk to the coaches all the time. They email me, text message me and call me a couple times a week. Coach Rich Rodriguez is currently reviewing my films, which I gave him this week. I expect to hear from him later this week with an offer."
Morrow says he's leaning towards those who are recruiting him the hardest. He emphasizes that he wants to attend a school that needs him and has confidence in him.
"I've attended some very intensive and aggressive camps over the years where I have showcased my skills and developed relationships with coaches. That’s how I met the coaches from Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. Indiana and Iowa are both losing senior safeties this year. The coaches all say that I have a possibility to play as a freshman, even though I know I have to work hard to prove myself.
"December is a busy month for me. The first week in December I’ll be going to Iowa for my official visit. The second week of December I'll be going to Indiana. The third week, I'll be in Illinois for my official visit. I'll be looking at the atmosphere of the school and I'll look to see if I fit in with the players, get along with the coaches, and what facility will best fit me. I also want to make sure I like the community.
"I know a lot of Indiana's and Iowa's team players who where my team-mates. I speak to Indiana's Joe Kleinsmith (corner), <Ryan Marando (middle linebacker), and Ray Fisher (wide receiver). Obviously, they encourage me to go to their school and it feels good to know that I'll know some of the teammates at Indiana should I choose to go there.
"But, I also speak to Arvel Nelson (quarterback), and Derrick Smith (defensive end) from Iowa, who support their school as well. I get information from all these guys about their schools, which is one of the reasons Indiana and Iowa are my top two picks." Morrow said.
Morrow is not only busy with his official visits, but is planning home visits. Hawkeye's offensive coordinator coach, Ken O'Keefe will be visiting this Sunday. Illinois offensive line coach Ed Warinner will follow O'Keefe's visit, on Monday, December 27. Morrow plans on making his decision after he hears from West Virginia and he completes his official visits.
Morrow reports a 2.7 core GPA and an 18 ACT.