Guy Morriss and staff have hit the recruiting trail hard, and it's paying big time dividends. Anthony Morgan, Courtney Green, and Greg Stewart were the latest to add their names to Baylor's growing '07 recruiting class.
Anthony Morgan (6-4, 335) from Lancaster High School is obviously a large addition for the Bears. Boasting offers from Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Kansas, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Baylor, TCU, Ole Miss, Colorado State and Houston, Morgan chose to come learn the offensive line position from Guy Morriss at Baylor. Morgan also had strong interest from LSU, Oklahoma Notre Dame and Florida.
Morgan is rated as a 3-star recruit by Scout and the #44 prospect in the state of Texas. Morgan of course is not resting on his ability, as he continues to workout hard this summer. A few days ago, he told Scout.com this about his summer routine: “I go to practice around 4:30 p.m. We lift weights for the first hour and then we run and do agility drills for the next hour. Our workouts are a pyramid. We are working off a chart where we are always challenged to work at our maximum effort. We base it off college workouts. We also have several stations set up for agility drills. Then we will also run bleachers or run hills. We work on our quick feet and work on developing more athletic ability. Once I get to practice, I have a pretty full drill.”
Courtney Green (6-4, 285), rated the #65 prospect in Texas, made commitment #2 of the day from an offensive lineman. Green comes from Corsicana High School, which continues to be a recruiting hot spot for Baylor.
Green told BearsIllustrated.com a couple of weeks ago that he favored 3 schools: Baylor, LSU, and Oklahoma State. He also had offers from Mississippi and TCU.
Green is never afraid of a challenge, commenting his favorite part of the game is "Playing against good defenses, and having a lot of pancakes [blocks] every game. I've got quick feet, and it's getting better. I ran a 4.9 in the forty." Green is also a student of the game, mentioning "I stay after practice and lift weights and try to watch film all the time."
Greg Stewart (5-10, 160) is in every since of the word, an athlete. Also hailing from Corsicana High School where he had 1,100 yards receiving and 9 touchdowns as a junior, Stewart boasts 4.4 speed. Stewart's coach, Dave Henigan says “He’s a very solid player. He’s one of the fastest guys I’ve coached. We timed him at a 4.36 twice not too long ago, he can definitely fly."
Stewart can play both sides of the ball as either a wide receiver or cornerback. With a great deal of talent coming in at wide receiver, the competitions during the spring and fall practices will keep getting better and better each year. It will be hard to keep Stewart's speed off the field, and look for him to get a serious look at corner when he arrives on campus.