Morris likes Dan Mullen’s history with quarterbacks

Last week, the Florida Gators offered two 2022 quarterbacks from the state of Georgia to add to their recruiting board for that class.

2022 quarterback MJ Morris (6-1, 175, Carrollton, GA. High) was one of those guys who was offered by the Gators last week.

“I talked to Coach [Brian] Johnson,” Morris said on the coach who offered him last week. “We were just talking about how camps are, then he asked me about my timeline for when I want to commit to a school and then asked if I had any interest in Florida. He said I’m high on their list and they were going to go ahead and offer me.”

Morris is considered one of the top quarterbacks in the country for next year and he was glad to pick up an offer from the Gators.

“It was definitely a blessing and a big offer,” he said on what the offer means to him. “To get offered by a big time SEC school like Florida is big. It was very exciting. I wasn’t too shocked but I was definitely excited.”

Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson explained to Morris just why the Gators wanted to go ahead and offer him last week.

“He said that when he watches my film that he thinks I’m an amazing fit for the offense,” Morris said on how Johnson thinks he fits into the offense. “He thinks that I can excel in their offense and he likes the way the ball comes out of my hand. He likes how I make reads and can get out of the pocket.”

Morris has visited Florida in the past and he has also worked out with a current quarterback so he knows how well Dan Mullen has done with quarterbacks in his past.

“I know that Florida does an amazing job with quarterbacks,” he said on what he knows about Florida. “Emory Jones came from Georgia and I’ve worked out with him and he always talks good about Florida. You want to play for someone that has done a good job with quarterbacks.”

The 2022 quarterback doesn’t want to rush a decision but Morris does know that quarterback spots are limited.

“Me and my family haven’t really sat down to say when I want to make a decision,” Morris said. “I know quarterbacks usually do it a little bit ahead of everyone else and I don’t want to wait and lose my spot.”

The Gators have some tough competition as several other programs are already recruiting Morris hard.

“Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Penn State, Michigan and Oregon,” he said on schools after him. “I would say those are the hardest right now.”

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.