Jamal Morrow begins his redhshirt freshman making a push to be the WSU's starting running back. Let's take a minute to get to him a little better.
Name - Jamal Morrow
Position - Running Back
Year - Redshirt Freshman
Height/Weight - 5'8", 187 pounds
Hometown - Menifee, CA
Things to know:
1. SoCal kid - Morrow was a 3-star commit to WSU out of Heritage High School in California. He held another Pac-12 offer from Utah. He and Gerard Wicks were the only two running backs that signed to the 2013 class.
2. Impressive high school career - Morrow put up some huge numbers in his senior year at Heritage rushing for 2,092 yards and averaging 9.9 yards per carry. He was named player of the year in the Sunbelt League. Morrow also played cornerback on the defensive side of the ball in high school
3. Redshirt season - According to Jacob Thorpe, the WSU coaching staff had to exercise some degree of restraint to keep Morrow's redshirt during the 2013 season. Morrow took part in WSU's Thursday night scrimmages for underclassmen last season and set himself apart from his peers by tearing up defenses. Morrow was named offensive scout team player of the year at the end of the season.
4. Big spring game - Morrow put his talents on display in the 2014 Crimson and Gray game by carrying the ball five times for a total of 44 yards. He also had one reception for 14 yards.
5. 2014 debutante - Morrow will see the field at some point during the 2014 season, but the size of his role will likely depend on how he performs in the preseason camp and in his first game appearances. In competition with Marcus Mason, Teondray Caldwell, and Theron West for time at the running back position, Morrow is the only running back among the four that hasn't seen the playing field. After spring camp Leach said that Morrow and West held a slight edge over the other two running backs for the starting role.