You just never know when your ship might come in. And this weekend it came in for Sherwood star Running Back Cristian Morris. With just 3 days left before signing day came it was down to Idaho State for Morris; 6”0″-185 lbs. The nifty running back had a few D2 offers but his D1 dreams hung on how he felt about the ISU Campus and staff.
Off by himself for the weekend to Pocatello, Idaho he had time to reflect on the way out on his official trip. He thought about the Championships at Sherwood, the great results, and the people that had made up his world. Coming from a family town like Sherwood he had to be concerned about the right fit.
Could he find players and coaches even close to Coach Lawrence and his brothers of Crimson and white?
Turns out after a whirlwind weekend which followed a great in home visit the answer was a resounding “Yes”!
“I am 100% committed to the Bengals now,” said Morris with a convincing purpose to his statement.
What stood out the most?
t was great. I couldn’t really find any negatives. They have great facilities. Coming here I have a chance to be part of the rebuilding and I love the coaches,” he added. “And on top of that the school is really nice.”
Coach Mike Kramer impressed he and his family and that apparently came from his no nonsense approach. During the in home visit last week Kramer laid it all out for the Morris family. ISU was a mess when Kramer got there but he stated the team was making strides and that they needed kids to rebuild with. Building bricks to lay a new more solid foundation.
“I am going to be a running back there which is great,” said Morris who proved he can handle a heavy work load and use his combination of power and speed to get it done.
He stands a chance to get on the field early although like any recruit he has to earn his way.
“Cristian made his own decisions. We were not sure how he was going to feel but he came home loving the fit from top to bottom. So we are all very happy,” said Cristian’s Mom.
So look for this young gun to be carrying the rock for a few years to come in the Big Sky and hopefully he will be the first of many Oregon kids to head to Idaho State University in the Kramer era. We believe they can build a great program with the boys of Oregon and Washington in the mix!
Congrats to Cristian on this move and to ISU for landing one of our best!