First-Year Profile: Micah Morris
(Photo: Morris’ Twitter Profile)
Over the next month, DogWatch will be looking at the Bulldogs’ incoming freshman in a new series called First Year Profile.
Today, we will look at former Camden County prospect Micah Morris.
Ranking: Morris was ranked the No. 66 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle, No. 9 offensive tackle and the No. 7-ranked player in the Peach State, per the 247Sports Composite.
Height/Size: 6-foot-6, 330 pounds
Background: Morris committed to UGA relatively early, which occurred on April 8, 2020. Former Bulldogs’ offensive line coach Sam Pittman laid the groundwork, and when he left for Arkansas, new hire (at the time) Matt Luke kept up the pace. The Kingsland (Ga.) native had interests from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Florida. However, it seemed like Georgia was his favorite throughout his recruiting process. Morris attended several “junior day” camps at various schools, but chose the Bulldogs in the end.
2021 Potential Impact: 247Dawgs reported that Morris missed spring camp due to a torn labrum injury, which apparently occurred while he was in high school. So, this puts Morris at a clear disadvantage, especially because he missed nearly two weeks of practice. Nevertheless, he is behind the eight ball again because of the talent ahead of him on the depth chart. Those two factors put together don’t make a compelling case for him in terms of playing time as the Bulldogs prepare for fall camp in August. His best chance to see the field, if he is healthy enough, is in garbage time of games in 2021.
Morris played offensive tackle in high school, but he could really be used on the interior, too. His large frame could allow him to protect the quarterback better at one of the guard positions. Georgia could also benefit in the run game with Morris on the interior in the foreseeable future. Still, he will need to learn schemes and settle in at the next level before stepping foot on the field. The coaching staff will soon have to figure out if he’s a swiss army knife, or they will need to settle him into just one position on the offensive line. Morris has a bright future, despite his potential delayed success rate.
Scouting Report: "Possesses a filled out frame with long arms, a bulked, thick base and barrel chest. Has gained a significant amount of weight over the course of his sophomore year. Is younger for his class. Plays left tackle at a strong high school program that consistently faces top competition. Most comfortable working in the run game and getting to the second level at this juncture. Does a nice job locating and getting his hands on second-level defenders. Comfortable pulling and shows solid strength once engaged. Remains to be seen if he'll be a tackle or play on the interior at the next level, given his skill set and undetermined size. Will need to watch his weight and continue improving his quickness and change of direction. Could also stand to improve his lower body flexibility as he has a tendency to sit high in his stance and play high at times. Projects as a likely top prospect who could develop into a multi-year starter at the Power Five level and eventual NFL Draft pick." -- Charles Power
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