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Morrison is a Bearcat

Kenton (Ohio) High receiver Max Morrison got the offer he was waiting for a week ago, and committed to Cincinnati on Friday.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Morrison chose the Bearcats over Vanderbilt, Kent State and Air Force, and joins the family legacy. His grandfather Joe Morrison played running back and quarterback for Cincinnati before a 14-year career in the NFL with the New York Giants.

“They’re in a BCS conference and it’s close to home, and they run the exact offense that I think I fit into well,” Morrison said. “They have two senior receivers right now so that will open up the door for playing time when I get there.

“Also, I’ve always wanted to be a Bearcat. Ever since (Kenton grad) Ben (Mauk) went there, everyone in Kenton has liked Cincinnati.”

This past season, Morrison caught 142 passes for 2,033 yards and 27 touchdowns. As a junior, he had close to 100 receptions for over 1,500 yards and 20 scores.

“He’s been in an offense that is very similar to what he’s moving into at Cincinnati,” Kenton coach Mike Mauk said. “He’s worked on his routes, getting off the ball and recognizing coverages, and knowing the different places he needs to be to get open. I think he’s going to continue to get bigger and faster, and be a tremendous college receiver.”

Morrison attended Saturday’s Cincinnati-Pittsburgh game with class of 2012 teammates, quarterback Maty Mauk and defensive end Isaac Jeffers.

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