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Still with the UW, Morris Takes Recruiting Trip to Marshall

The Sun Belt team needs a new starting quarterback.
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We are Marshall.

That could become a catch phrase that involves Dylan Morris, the University of Washington back-up quarterback who entered the transfer portal this week and is looking for a place to land.

He could go from slumbering Husky to the Thundering Herd.

On Wednesday, Morris took a recruiting visit to the Sun Belt team in Huntington, West Virginia, according to 247sports, while he remains a part of a UW football team that was practicing on the same day for its Sugar Bowl meeting with Texas on Jan. 1.

Husky running back Dillon Johnson voiced support for Morris, who's played behind Heisman Trophy runner-up Michael Penix Jr. for the past two seasons after starting for two.

"He's doing whatever it takes for him to go somewhere and be special," said Johnson, who came in as a Mississippi State transfer this past year. "We know he's special, man. It's tough, a tough situation. It's hard to put into words what's going on, you know. We kind of know what's going on. But it's tough, man."

Marshall, which is 6-6 and preparing to meet UTSA in the Frisco Bowl next Tuesday in Frisco, Texas, needs a new quarterback. 

Sophomore starter Cam Fancher entered the transfer portal on Dec. 6 after throwing for 2,162 yards and 11 touchdowns over 10 games, and drawing the ire of Thundering Herd coach Charles Huff and then an apology when he left.

Huff suggested that Fancher, who has a visit planned for North Carolina State, was miserable with Marshall and hated by the fans. The coach subsequently apologized for his remarks at his pre-bowl news conference. 

Marshall is known for one of college football's greatest tragedies, losing  nearly its entire football team in a 1970 airplane crash while it was returning from a game.

A Hollywood film was made about the disaster and the subsequent rebirth of the football team. Matthew McConaughey played a lead role as the Thundering Herd's replacement coach in "We Are Marshall."

While in the portal, Morris has agreed to stay with the UW football team through the College Football Playoffs and provide an experienced quarterback should Penix get hurt. 

"We're definitely behind him 100 percent," Johnson said of the other Dylan. "We're going to be behind him no matter where he goes."

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