Georgia big man Darius Morrow has felt the affect of the coaching carousel this off-season. The class of 2008 prospect has been released from his National Letter of Intent from South Carolina.
Morrow, a 6-foot-8 center from Columbia High School in Atlanta, inked with the SEC school last fall but when Dave Odom retired from South Carolina and Darrin Horn took over, things changed.
"At first when they got the new coaching change, I was comfortable with it. I was hoping to get to know coach Horn but as it progressed, I couldn't get a feel for him," Morrow said. "He never came down here so I couldn't feel comfortable going up there to play there. They released me last Friday morning."
As soon as he was released from South Carolina, the floodgates truly opened, the three-star prospect said.
"As soon as I got the release, [the schools] started coming," Morrow said.
UAB, East Carolina, Fordham, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulane, College of Charleston and Virginia Tech have all shown interest. Morrow visited Fordham officially last fall. Virginia Tech and East Carolina were in the gym to see Morrow in action on Monday, he said.
On Wednesday, Morrow says, he will decide on where he'll spend his final three official visits. The big man said he hopes to see UAB and East Carolina for sure.
"Those are probably the top two right now," Morrow said. "I'm open but I want to I'm trying to get these visits out of the way over the next two weeks. I'm wide, wide open to everyone."