Arizona Wildcats football: Son of Desert Swarm defensive back commits to UA

2014-06-10T17:00:00Z 2014-06-10T17:30:43Z Arizona Wildcats football: Son of Desert Swarm defensive back commits to UADaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats are bringing some of that Desert Swarm nastiness back to the Old Pueblo. 

The UA got a commitment this afternoon from three-star cornerback Sammy Morrison, the son of former UA safety Darryl Morrison. Darryl was a starting cornerback at Arizona in 1991 and 1992 and was honorable mention All-Pac-10 as a senior. 

Sammy, a member of the 2015 recruiting class, preps at Gonzaga College High School in Washington D.C. He chose Arizona over offers from Georgia Tech, Duke, Washington State, Boston College, Virginia and others. 

Sammy Morrison visited Tucson last weekend for an unofficial visit. Morrison was given a tour of the campus and sat down with several different assistant coaches. At the end of the day, he went into Rich Rodriguez's office at Lowell-Stevens Football Facility and was offered a scholarship. After traveling back home to discuss it with his parents, Morrison decided to commit to the UA this afternoon. 

"They've been my dream school for quite a long time," Morrison said. "I almost did it on the spot, but I wanted to talk to my parents first. I was so happy when they offered."

The younger Morrison is the 10th commitment in the 2015 class for the Wildcats and the first cornerback of the group. He's the third defensive player of the class.

The UA has been busy recently putting together its 2015 class and has three commitments in the past eight days. 

Here is video of Morrison in action as a junior:

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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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