Arizona Wildcats football: 3-star RB commits to Cats

2014-03-27T11:16:00Z 2014-03-27T11:42:03Z Arizona Wildcats football: 3-star RB commits to CatsDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats landed their second commitment of the 2015 class this morning.

Taren Morrison, a 5-foot-10-inch, 175-pound running back from Mesa Desert Ridge High School, pledged to the UA this morning. Morrison was offered by the Wildcats last month when he visited for the program's "junior day." 

Morrison is listed as a three-star prospect by the Scout.com recruiting service. Arizona is Morrison's only offer at this point. 

Morrison helped Desert Ridge to an 11-2 record last season. He rushed for an eye-popping 2,587 yards on 209 carries and scored 38 touchdowns on the ground. He also had 13 catches for 209 yards. 

His commitment is already drawing strong reviews from recruiting analysts, including Scout's Greg Biggins:

The Wildcats now have two players on board for 2015. Morrison joins defensive tackle Finton Connolly, who committed to the UA in November. Connolly, who preps at Gilbert Campo Verde High School, is also a three-star prospect. 

Connolly had 90 tackles and five sacks last season as a junior. He's listed at 6-3, 250.

Coach Rich Rodriguez has stressed in-state recruiting being vital for the Wildcats and he's showing that again to be true, getting both of his first two commitments for 2015 from in-state schools.

Connolly's junior highlights can be seen here

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

Contact Daniel at dberk@azstarnet.com or by calling 573-4330. Follow him on Twitter @DSBerk.

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