NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Sunday, the IFM Tennessee Exposure Camp featured some of the top prospects in the state of Tennessee but one of the youngest prospects in attendance was the show-stopper.
A.J. Morris hails from the same high school as former Alabama standout Santonio Beard and former Volunteer John Henderson.
A.J. Morris out of Nashville (Tenn.) Pearl-Cohn didn’t look like a high school freshman. He was measured at 6-2, 200 pounds and showed a physical, mature frame. Though he didn’t put up big numbers as a freshman, his appearance on Sunday showed that he could have big things to come as a sophomore.
Along with his physical frame, Morris flashed strong hands (evidenced by one spectacular one-handed grab) and advanced route-running ability. His performance surprised even himself.
“To be honest, when I got here I was like wow, so I just prayed and had to go out there and do my thing,” Morris said.
His success didn’t surprise one other elite prospect in attendance though. Top100 wide receiver Josh Malone out of the 2014 class has been working with Morris regularly on the weekends with the IFM training group and noted to 247Sports before the camp started that Morris would be one to watch.
“I’ve been working out with [Malone],” Morris said. “I’m out there trying to get as many reps as I can. He’s like my big brother.”
This summer, Morris noted that he’ll probably accompany Malone on as many of his college visits as he can. Once the process starts up fully for him, he hopes the defending national champions get involved.
“I’d love to hear from Alabama but they’re really not a passing offense,” he said. “Tennessee would be good. My thing about Alabama is they’re really not a throwing team but I just love Alabama. I’m not trying to be ungrateful but I feel like with my ability, I should be at one of the top ten colleges.”