Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and while things had the chance to be a little awkward at the Morris household, instead the day will be a great celebration down in Fayetteville for all involved.
That’s the result of Arkansas’ newest commitment from Highland Park (Texas) quarterback Chandler Morris on Friday afternoon. If that last name rings a bell, it should because the four-star signal-caller is the son of Razorbacks head coach Chad Morris.
The younger Morris stayed behind in the Dallas area to help lead the powerhouse Scots high school program to a state championship in 2018 when his dad changed jobs from SMU to Arkansas. He actually wound up taking over as Highland Park’s QB for another Razorback last year, John Stephen Jones — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ grandson and a current redshirt freshman for the Hogs competing to win the starting job in 2019.
Listed as a dual-threat in the class of 2020, Morris held offers from the likes of Clemson (where his dad used to work), Texas A&M, Auburn and others. Least one think that the Razorbacks were simply stringing everybody along before this eventual commitment though, ESPN reported earlier in the week that the Arkansas head coach actually didn’t recruit his son at all as part of this whole process.
That turned out not to be an issue at all either way as father and son will still wind up together with the Hogs next year and make for an extra special Sunday in the Morris household with all this ‘crootin out of the way.