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Big talent from a small state

ROSWELL, Ga. – At the NLA 7on7 regional tournament over the weekend, there were numerous prospects that had lots of talent and plenty to prove. Perhaps no prospect had more of a chip on his shoulder than Joshua Morris.

Joshua Morris can play several positions.

Morris accounted for 27 touchdowns in 2011 as a running back and he had over 1600 all-purpose yards out of the backfield. Those numbers alone should give Morris all the credibility he needs at a star-studded event like the one outside of Atlanta. But when those numbers are produced while playing in the smallest state in the country, he still looks for opportunities to prove himself.

At 5-10 170 pounds, Morris plays running back and some defensive back for Providence (R.I.) La Salle. Over the weekend he excelled on offense for the talented Good Squad 7on7 team.

“Overall it was a good experience,” Morris said on Sunday following the event. “Coming here from Rhode Island, I just wanted to show everyone that I’m no joke and I can play with anyone. I did. I scored multiple times every game and I was making plays all weekend.”

Morris showed the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, showed toughness and versatility and showed athleticism in space. He knows that that kind of play is important if he wants to overcome the perception of being from a non-football state.

“It stinks,” he said. “Some people don’t even know that it’s a state but I’m going to make it out of there.”

Currently Morris has a FCS offer from Bryant University and he has high interest from Boston College while Temple and UMass continue to communicate as well.

To this point, Morris has taken in a junior day at Boston College and has visited UConn and Georgia Tech. He is planning on attending spring games at Boston College, UConn, UMass and possibly Temple. His dream offer would come from either Notre Dame or Michigan.

“I’ve always been a big Notre Dame fan,” he said. “I like the class that Michigan is putting together. I’d love to be a part of that class

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