Bryant offers La Salle's Josh Morris

ESPN's Football Recruiting Section has an update today on La Salle Academy (R.I.) running back Josh Morris, the Ocean State's reigning Gatorade Player of the Year, who recently received his first scholarship offer.

Morris received an offer from hometown Bryant University last Saturday. Morris told ESPN he could play running back, slot receiver or cornerback in college.

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“Always good to get the first one out of the way,” Morris said. “Bryant offered me as a running back. Right now I'm being recruited as an athlete. I prefer offense though.”

Morris is 5-foot-10 and weighs 175 pounds, about 10 pounds heavier than he played at last season. He led LaSalle Academy to an undefeated regular season, but the Rams were upset by Bishop Hendricken in last year's Division I championship game.

Morris rushed for 1,278 yards and 16 touchdowns on 134 carries last season. He also caught nine passes for 175 yards. However, he may have been at his best returning kickoffs, averaging 39.8 yards per return with one touchdown.

Morris said he's also attracted interest from several other Division I schools in the Northeast.

“I think BC, UMass, Temple or UConn might be the next to offer,” Morris said. “Right now I'm focused on those schools, then maybe I can get some offers from bigger schools. I've also heard from Penn State, NC State and Northwestern.”

Morris attended a junior day at Boston College, and said he he's hoping to attend junior days at UConn, Rutgers and Temple as well.

“I haven't planned my summer [camp] schedule yet,” he said. “I'd have interest in any school that offers right now.”