It was a long, exhausting and difficult process for the 6-0, 175 pounds. His recruitment was rich in twists and turns. Ultimately, he found a home in South Bend with the Fighting Irish.
“It was the fit,” Morrison told Irish Illustrated before going public with his pledge to Notre Dame. “It was all about the natural, authentic feeling I had. Tradition, culture, really the school itself.
Morrison traveled to Notre Dame for his official visit over the weekend of June 11-13. It was then that the Fighting Irish took the lead in this recruitment. This visit was a game changer.
“I don’t think I could have chosen Notre Dame before my visit,” Morrison said. “Getting onto campus was important to me. It helped me choose Notre-Dame.
This visit helped, but it was his time with the Notre Dame coaching staff that really had the biggest impact. His time with the special teams coordinator Brian Polian, cornerback coach Mike Mickens and defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman really had an impact on his final decision.
“They all had a lot of impact,” Morrison said. “Coach Freeman speaks for himself. Meeting Coach Mickens and watching him interact with his players and his family was impactful for me.
Morrison chose Notre Dame over Washington and Alabama. The Huskies almost made it, but it was Notre Dame who was able to close the deal and secure his commitment.
“I’m done,” Morrison said, when asked if his recruiting was 100% closed. “I am set in stone. “
Morrison says Notre Dame fans can expect “a hard-working playmaker and a great teammate” when he arrives at the South Bend campus.