Micah Morris: The future criminal justice major is still a Georgia priority

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Camden County junior OT Micah Morris has added some good size to his frame in the weight room.

Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings. The playback here recaps a recent conversation with Camden County 4-star OT Micah Morris. 

Camden County junior OT Micah Morris has been a major recruit dating back to his freshman year. He’s just kept growing and getting better ever since.

Morris aims to see the game of football empower him with a criminal justice degree. The fact he’s maintained that college plan for years now shows off the uncommon focus he has placed on his future goals.

Micah Morris. The bounty hunter. FBI agent. That sounds as good to important to him as any prolonged football career.

It is fun to imagine a guy who looks like Morris working in that field, too. Not just on a football field.

Morris opened eyes at the Opening Atlanta regional last year. He was named to the top 5 of the OL/DL trench battles in the spring of his sophomore year. He joined Georgia signee Tate Ratledge as one of the few young players who were able to slow down future Clemson 5-star signee Myles Murphy that day.

He’s had an interesting offseason. That’s aside from putting on some good weight. The 6-foot-5 junior is now up to 335 pounds and looking every bit like the mauler that shows up on his junior film. It was why former Georgia line coach Sam Pittman has prioritized him for years in the 2021 class.

Morris was set to commit back in December. He was that certain of his decision, but then the college football off-season happened. That’s the one which seemingly goes on without a snooze button.

Georgia and Auburn both had transition at the offensive line coach position, among others.

When all of that started happening, the nation’s No. 4 OT and No. 44 overall prospect (247Sports Composite ratings) hit the pause button on his pending decision.

“The main thing obviously was all the changes in coaches,” Micah Morris said. ..”With all of those changes at all of these schools I really needed to reevaluate these schools and see which places fit me better. Coaches aside. Just as a place I would be happy at.”

He was asked where that approach stands now. When he measured that question, he let out a breath before sharing his answer. It was a long breath.

It was evident that this stuff won’t be easy for him.

It turns out that coach Matt Luke already had a relationship with Micah Morris from his time at Ole Miss. (Micah Morris/Instagram)

He plans to take 1-2 more unofficial visits in March before setting up his official visits. He feels that he needs to also see Auburn and Florida. There is a working date to check out Auburn on March 14, but that’s not set in stone.

“I will start setting up my official visits,” he said. “Then after that, that is when my decision will be made.”

There is a ballpark timeline.

“No later than the end of the summer,” he said.

He said he has been to check out Georgia at least six times by now, including a trip at the end of January.

“My favorite part of this visit was getting to talk to all the coaches again,” he said. “Pretty much with all of the visits I have been taking lately, it has all been about getting reacquainted with all of the coaches. Just feeling the vibe and building back the relationships.”

He left UGA knowing where he stood with the program.

“I feel like I was definitely a top priority,” he said.

What stands out about the Bulldogs?

“I think about other things,” he said. “Eventually football will be over. A degree from whatever college you choose to go to is really what you are going to make your money off of and live off of for the rest of your life. A degree from Georgia coming from the state of Georgia really means a lot.”

“A degree from Georgia even outside of the state of Georgia means a lot. So academics plays a huge part in my decision. I feel like Georgia is a great school academically and athletically.”

Morris plans to graduate early in December and then enroll in January of 2021.

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