Early Enrollee Morton Doubled Up Class Load To Get To Stillwater

[East Texas Sports Network]
Written by Kyle Porter

Gilmer, Texas star wide receiver and cornerback LaMarcus Morton signed with Oklahoma State as an enrollee this past week. Kyle Boone wrote about how plans are likely for him to play safety in Stillwater. Morton apparently doubled his class load in the fall so that he would be able to enroll in the spring in Stillwater.

“That speaks to his focus and his goals,”Morton’s coach Matt Turner told the Longview News-Journal. “He’s a focused individual and has shown the maturity it takes to get it done.”

“This was always a goal of his. It’s always exciting to see someone set a goal and then achieve it. He’s put in the time, put in the work. He’s going to have a whole new set of goals at Oklahoma State so we’re excited about those.”

Morton was a 3-star in high school and seems like basically the prototype for a Mike Gundy recruit — smart, hard-working, maybe not as athletic as an OU or Texas recruit.

“He’s very athletic and runs well,” added his coach to the Longview News-Journal. “There’s a lot of different ways that (Oklahoma State) can use him. He’s going to compete and will carry his work ethic up there and that will do him well.”

As Boone noted in his post, Morton will be a candidate to replace Jordan Sterns and Derrick Moncrief in the secondary. The spring enrollment will give him a head start on that.

“I’ve got to see the bigger picture,” Morton said. “I’ve got to go compete for my spot every day. I’m ready to go up there and do that.”

  • Chris

    Awesome, more time with Glass.

    • Sonny

      At 175 lbs, he needs it.

      • Schultzy

        Which is one of the reasons it’d be surprising if OSU has him play safety

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  • kspokesfan

    It’s great to see these kids that are self motivated come to Stillwater. He will be noticed I’m sure.

  • Guest

    How do you double your class load in high school? Doesn’t everyone have to take the same number of classes anymore?

    • Okstate2011

      I know in when I was in school (Jenks) we had 6 periods. There’s before and after school work he could have done, but being a football player after school isnt possible. When I was going into my senior year the only required class I needed left to graduate was English 12. The others were all electives and I teacher Aide’d for 2 hours. Looking back I should have taken the free college classes at TCC during those hours. SO may he only needed a few more required classes and took them early.

      • Okstate2011

        Or summer classes

    • Sonny

      All schools and districts do things differently. We had a variable schedule (for seniors only) at my high school where you pick and choose what classes and when. It helps kids learn to organize and balance their time in preparation for college.

  • Zach

    Watch out for Rodriquez from wagoner, OK he’s big enough at 6’2 210ish already. He may come in and start early if his cover skills get a little work. Hes listed at a 2 star but ive seen him personally play against some good oklahoma teams and completely take over the game offensively and defensively. Reason they’ve won 3 straight state titles. If we can figure out the safety spot next season we will be just fine.