As part of its 2013 recruiting class, Arizona State signed three-star wide receiver Joe Morris. A product of Woodland Hills (Calif.) Pierce Community College, the 6-4 200-pound Morris is a big, powerful receiver with the ability to make catches in traffic.
Although slowed by a foot injury during preseason practice, Morris hopes to contribute to an improved ASU wide receiver corps during the 2013 campaign.
Morris caught 29 passes for 529 yards with six touchdowns as a freshman in 2011. He had a long reception of 80 yards and averaged 18.2 yards per reception, leading Pierce in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Morris was listed as ESPN’s No. 61 overall junior college prospect in the country and the nation’s No. 16 junior college wide receiver recruit. He verbally committed to ASU on July 23, 2012.
According to ASU coaches, Morris has excelled on special teams and appears to be a strong prospect for the five-spot at wide receiver, which typically lines up in the slot.
Morris commented to Doug Haller of azcentral.com, “I love special teams. You have a chance to make an impact on the game. There are so many special-team plays that happen, multiple changes of possessions, it’s just a chance to get out there and make a difference.”