The 6’10” 250 lb. Morris has not been a stranger in the DFW prep/grassroots basketball landscape. I have watched him grow for the last four years into legit high major prospect. Morris said “I understand the up and down nature of the business, so I control two things: playing and defending hard.” “I have to continue to develop my body and skill set.” Nate Morris sits at the #10 spot on Texasboysbasketball.com (where the top 20-24 players go to a BCS conference) but could easily move up with the upcoming high school opportunity to repeat as 5A state champion. Lancaster is loaded with D1 prospects relatively speaking in the context of a high school program.
Morris expressed that the recruiting process has been up and down, therefore when it got down to decision time he look at people he felt a level of comfort with. University of San Diego, Tulsa and Ole Miss were the three he selected from but the opportunity to play in the SEC against a lot of other DFW natives and good competition was enough to convince him that University of Mississippi (Ole Miss-Oxford, MS) was the place for him.
Nate Morris said, “I love my mother for always being there for me no matter good days or bad, she has missed only (3) of my games that I recall.” The Dallas Mustang program ( Tony Johnson and Steve Miles) was Nate’s home from the 6th grade. Lancaster high school and Ferron Douglass have been his home for all four years (completing his 4th year now) of his H.S. career. That says a lot in these days and time.