Gilmer Receiver LaMarcus Morton Offered By Incarnate Word
Gilmer junior receiver LaMarcus Morton picked up a Division I FCS offer from Incarnate Word on Wednesday, a story first reported by Justin Wells of InsideTexas.com.
Morton (6-2, 175) also holds eight FBS offers -- Arkansas State, Colorado State, Indiana, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, and UTSA.
Incarnate Word, located in San Antonio, introduced its football program in 2009 and competed at the Division II level through 2012. In 2013, the Cardinals made the jump to Division I FCS and competed as an independent. IWU started its membership in the Southland Conference in 2014.
The Cardinals are coached by Larry Keenan and coming off a 6-5 finish in 2015, just their second winning season in their existence and first in the Southland.
IWU, which also handed out offers to John Tyler juniors Bryson Smith and Javontavius Mosley on Wednesday, signed Gilmer's state-championship winning QB McLane Carter in 2015. Carter has since transferred to Tyler Junior College.
Morton recorded 589 yards and seven touchdowns during his junior campaign. He led a pack of 10 Gilmer players with at least 100 yards and a group of 17 players that caught at least one pass on the way to a Class 4A Division II state semifinals appearance.
Gilmer enjoyed roughly half of a 31-game winning streak during the 2015 season. It dated back to Week 1 of the 2014 campaign, highlighted by a Class 4A Division II state championship.
The Buckeyes will participate in District 7-4A Division II this fall, along with Atlanta, Gladewater, Pittsburg, Pleasant Grove, and Spring Hill.
Morton, like all high school prospects currently in their junior year, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in February.