100 Days to Football Time in Oklahoma: #3 Jamal Morris

The Path to Norman

Jamal Morris comes to OU out of Richmond, Texas. With offers from plenty of top programs, including Michigan, Texas, LSU, and Georgia, Morris had plenty of options for his college career. He’s a big, aggressive defender with experience all over the secondary. On the weekend of the 2018 spring game, Coach Riley sent out seven sets of Twitter eyes. Morris accounted for one of those sets as he announced his commitment.

Career so Far

Morris played in one game in his first year on campus, seeing action against South Dakota.

Current Profile

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 210

Year: Redshirt Freshman

Highlights

2020 Season

Morris started his OU career at safety. However, this spring, he transitioned to inside linebacker. Since last offseason, he has put on almost 20 pounds to prepare for that transition. DaShaun White and Brian Asamoah are expected to lead the inside linebacker spot, with David Ugwoegbu likely the first man off the bench. Then, Robert Barnes, Bryan Mead, Shane Whitter, Brynden Walker, and Morris will all be vying for playing time. With both Barnes and Morris switching from safety, there will be an adjustment period. Morris seems to have the tools to be a solid inside linebacker, but will have to continue putting it together. As he does, he can be another athletic option at linebacker in the Alex Grinch defense.