Landon Morris Ranked in Top 10 H-Tight Ends
All Orange Staff
SI All-American has been ranking the top 10 players at each position in the 2021 recruiting class, and one of their most recent lists includes a Syracuse commit. Landon Morris was ranked the ninth best h-tight end in the 2021 class.
Morris picked Syracuse over offers from Boston College, Iowa State, Michigan, Central Florida and others back in May. SI All-American believes he has the potential to become a major weapon for the Orange.
"In watching Morris on tape, we feel strongly that Syracuse may very well indeed be getting a steal," writes Edwin Weathersby. "He has plus route running traits as a big receiver, let alone as an H-Tight End prospect. The 6-foot-5 ‘Cuse pledge can use subtle head fakes and alter his shoulders outside his hips and frame to spin coverage at breakpoints before separating.
"Morris also works with plenty of urgency in his movements, illustrated by his solid release quickness. He shows the ability to work as the backside, isolated 1 in 3x1 sets and as a classic X in 2x2 sets, be it on the boundary or to the field. Toss in his ability to be a seam-stretcher while flexed to the slot, and it starts to become easy to see why an offensive mind like Orange head coach Dino Babers is excited to get Morris on campus in central New York."
Syracuse's 2021 recruiting class currently sits at 17 and is ranked 49th in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite Ranking. Morris is a key part of that class the lone tight end.