ETX's Lamarcus Morton starting to blow up

Justin Wells

Inside Texas Web Editor
Staff member
Jul 22, 2013
GILMER -- Eight months ago, not many outside of East Texas knew him.

Now, he's hot and they're all up on him.

Gilmer senior WR/DB and OSU pledge, Lamarcus Morton is starting to become a household name in the recruiting world, touchdown after touchdown.

His 10-catch, 252-yard, 3-TD performance in a season-opening win over rival Liberty-Eylau was a great start to 2016. He also had an INT, but it was taken away by a penalty.

He went from very few offers to 14 in about a six-month span this Spring, including Houston, Texas Tech, Memphis, and Colorado State.

But he quickly committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys after visiting Stillwater. And even though he's solid to the Pokes, more schools have come calling.

It's the probably from the hard work he's put in from the offseason and the coaching he receives at state-power Gilmer.

"LaMarcus has really grown into being an awesome leader and teammate on and off the field," said Gilmer DB coach Russell Cunningham, about the 6-foot-1, 185-pound 3-star prospect.

"He's always vocal during practice encouraging everyone. Keeping the intensity high and practicing with a sense of urgency so that on the night of the game, things are easy. Lam's play and his humble personality make a great combination."

That work ethic - and burst/explosiveness - is why new schools have come calling, notably TCU and Arizona State.

"(TCU and Arizona State) are both good schools," said Morton. "And they both like to pass the ball a lot so it'd be appealing for any receiver to attend either of the schools."

Oklahoma State has Morton listed as an athlete now after committing as a safety. They finally see that playmaking ability he possess and has developed in the last few years. The new programs recruiting Morton see him at WR, a position I think he prefers. I mean catching touchdowns is more fun.

Morton is incredibly mature about the recruiting process and realizes patience is the best attribute for an 18-year old.

"I understand (they're evaluating) and neither of them have offered yet," Morton said. "Both have a small 2017 class and they said they're taking there time on the right guys for there program."

Morton would be interested in taking official visits to both, but right now he's just focused on Week 2.

That's how senior leaders do it.

Take a look at his junior highlights.