With one visit in the books, Georgia center Darius Morrow is ready for a couple more trips. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound big man is quickly emerging as a must get player for a number of programs.
Morrow, a three-star prospect, recently visited Fordham and loved his time at the Atlantic 10 school.
"It was a good trip. I love Fordham's campus. It is right in the middle of the Bronx. Everybody around campus are real nice. I spoke to everyone there. Everyone is real nice there," he said. "The education you can get at Fordham is real nice. It will keep you set for life after basketball."
Brenton Butler, a Georgia native, was his host on the visit and enjoyed playing with the players. Morrow said the visit helped him in the decision-making process.
"It made them go higher on my list. It definitely has them in my top three regardless. They've been on my since the beginning of my junior year. They've been on me for a while," Morrow said. "Plus, I just love that campus. It felt like home to me up there."
Morrow will visit South Carolina on Sept. 29 and Cincinnati on Oct. 5. He said both programs are also high on his list.
Both have seen Morrow at open gyms at Columbia over the last couple of weeks. South Carolina made an in-home visit last week and Cincinnati will visit for an in-home this week, he said. Toledo and Providence will also do in-home visits this week.
"I'd love to play for a coach like coach Odom. He told me at the in-home visit that it's not guaranteed that I'll have a starting spot but it's guaranteed that I'll have chance to compete to play. He said they have a lot of long and lanky big men. He said that I'd be the only one that would weigh more than 220. He said I'd have a good chance of playing," Morrow said of the Gamecocks.
"My mom could see every home game if she wanted to, too. The television exposure is good there and coach Odom and developed a lot of good men. I really want to see their campus. That's like the biggest school after me. It's the SEC, a power conference. I feel like I could fit into that kind of conference."
With Cincinnati, there is an existing relationship with the coaching staff.
"The thing that most intrigues me about Cincinnati is the conference. It's the Big East. That attracts me a lot," Morrow said. "I've been knowing coach (Larry) Davis for a while. He signed (former Columbia player and current South Florida sophomore) Amu Saaka (while at Furman). And with coach (Mick) Cronin, he recruited me when he was at Murray State when I was young. I've known them for a long time. They are going to be losing a lot of post players. If I go there, there won't be a lot of big men."
College of Charleston, Providence, Toledo, UAB and South Florida are all on the list as well, Morrow said. He added he'd like to take all five of his official visits. Morrow said he is entertaining the idea of unofficially visiting College of Charleston and UAB.
The hard part now is trying to find the right level to play at, he said.
"Every time I think of the high-majors, I think about my chances of playing. Or would I just sit the bench until my junior or senior year? At Fordham, I know I can come in and play right away because they are losing a lot of their post players. I could start right away there. It's a hard decision but everyone has dreams of playing high-major," Morrow said. "I have no problem playing for a mid-major though. No problem. I want to go somewhere that I can play."