On Saturday evening, the University of Nebraska celebrated the 20th anniversary of the national championship team of 1994. On that team was a sophomore outside linebacker. He didn’t play much, but he was back this weekend, walked out of the tunnel and lined up to greet the team as they took the field. His name? Ed Morrow. His son is Ed Morrow Jr. and he’s a big time college basketball recruit. He just committed to play for the Huskers.
Morrow is a consensus four star prospect and just on the outside of the top 100, according to 247sports.com, currently sitting at 101. The Chicago native joins his fellow Windy City resident and top 100 point guard, Glynn Watson in joining Tim Miles in Lincoln. Morrow is a 6’ 7" 215 lb power forward who is extremely athletic, long and lean, aggressive at the rim with the ability to pass and shoot. Morrow has been climbing the recruiting rankings over the past year and really broke out this summer with a standout AAU season and an invitation to the Lebron James Skills Academy in July, an exclusive camp generally reserved for the elite of the elite high school prospects.
The Huskers are taking full advantage of the newfound success on the court, coming off their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1998. The addition of Morrow brings this 2015 recruiting class into the conversation as the best ever at Nebraska. Recruiting rankings began to take hold around the turn of the century. Before this season, Nebraska had not secured any player out of high school that was rated as a four star prospect or any player rated in the top 150. Now, in less than a month, Tim Miles has secured two and still has at least one spot remaining.
Kenya Hunter was lead recruiter on Ed Morrow, Jr., but make no mistake, this was a whole staff effort. #Nebrasketball— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) September 22, 2014