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Schools moving in on Georgia center

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Darius Morrow, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound center from Columbia High School in metro Atlanta, is ready to embark on the next step in his heated recruitment. The three-star prospect is looking hard at a number of programs.
Morrow said he has tentative plans to visit Fordham on Sept. 7. Morrow added he'd like to officially visit Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Purdue and South Carolina in the fall.
South Carolina head coach Dave Odom will make an in-home visit on Sept. 10, Morrow said, while Bobby Cremins of College of Charleston will make his in-home visit on Sept. 12. Providence, LaSalle and UAB are also likely to make it in for an in-home visit, Morrow said.
"I think Fordham, UAB and South Carolina all stand out to me right now. With South Carolina, it's the SEC and that seems to fit my style of play. I'm big and strong and like to play physical. Then with UAB, I like what they are doing over there. They are putting it together. Fordham, they have my guy Jio Fonton going there. We get along good."
Morrow played a key role for the Georgia Stars AAU program this summer and produced when the team made it to the playoff rounds. He was a valuable reserve for the club. His season mirrored his high school year, where he backed up current Georgia freshman Jeremy Price at Columbia High School. Morrow said he is ready for his senior year.
"I realized that it was my turn right after we lost in the state championship game. I know I'm one of the leaders now. People are going to look up to me. I realized that a long time ago. I knew my time would come," Morrow said. "I want to shoulder that load. I'm looking at our team last year and Jeremy was our first option. I was a role player then and I came in and got garbage points. Now I'm the featured guy. It's going to be fun."
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