5: RB Jamal Morrow
The running back position is generally all-but forgotten when it comes to Leach’s Air Raid offense, but Jamal Morrow may be a kid who makes people remember this season. Morrow’s combination of size, speed and elusiveness is mighty impressive and was on full display in the Crimson and Gray Game in April.
In fact he averaged 8.8 yards per play, going for 44 on only five touches from the backfield and all in the second half. He also made two catches for a total of 16 yards. If the Cougs could get even a five yard average out of him during the season, that would be a powerful extra weapon for Connor Halliday.
It remains to be seen if Morrow can be a goal line workhorse, as fellow freshman Gerard Wicks was called upon for both Spring Game rushing touchdowns. I suppose if the combo works that way for the remainder of their Cougar careers, so be it.
However Morrow possesses something that none of the other backs possess; a wicked jump-cut and the ability to be back to full speed in about three steps. It’s really fun to watch on film and will have us all out of our seats a few times this season.