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Foothill’s Tyler Morris verbally commits to San Diego State football

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Foothill’s Tyler Morris reaches for a pass under coverage from Basic defensive back Joshua Johnson during their Sunrise region semifinal game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Foothill. Foothill won, 35-28, to advance to the regional quarterfinal.

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Foothill High School rising senior Tyler Morris’ college football decision wasn’t difficult. He’s that sold on San Diego State.

Morris, who last fall caught 25 passes for 515 yards and eight touchdowns, verbally committed Sunday to the Aztecs. Verbal commitments are non-binding and don’t become official until signing day in February 2013.

But don’t expect Morris to break his commitment.

“I don’t think there is a college out there that has more, so why wait?” Morris said of his commitment. “It was the whole package. Obviously, where it is located. That’s a great location. The facilities down there are also great. They have a great football team and the education will be good, too.”

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Morris also had interest from Duke, Wake Forest and Oregon State, but San Diego State was his lone scholarship offer. He’s the first player for the class of 2013 to commit to the school.

Morris, who caught two touchdowns last fall in the Falcons’ narrow loss to Liberty in the Sunset Regional title game, was recruited as an athlete. He also plays defensive back for Foothill and has the frame to develop into a linebacker.

“He is a big kid at 6-3 and is very aggressive, and very athletic,” Foothill coach Marty Redmond said. “That is why a lot of coaches were looking at him.”

Morris the second from Southern Nevada for the class of 2013 to commit. Last summer, Centennial defender Trajan Pili verbally committed to BYU.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or ray.brewer@lasvegassun.com. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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