The Richmond Observer – Moss and Morrison celebrate football signing day
ROCKINGHAM – Two other Richmond High School footballers signed with their respective colleges on Wednesday.
The signing day took place in the school cafeteria, where senior kicker Trevor Moss and senior wide receiver Jarod Morrison signed their respective futures.
Moss signed his national letter of intent to join Campbell University as a preferred replacement, while Morrison signed his letter of engagement with Methodist University.
âThese young men have had a lot of challenges to overcome during the pandemic and have continued to work for those opportunities,â said head coach Bryan Till. “I am delighted that even through all of this they have these chances.”
Morrison and Moss became the seventh and eighth Raider football players in this year’s class to sign with a college program.
The others were Jakolbe Baldwin (North Carolina State), Jaleel Davis (North Carolina State), Caleb Hood (UNC), Tremel Jones (Wingate), Dalton Stroman (Appalachian State) and CJ Tillman (Campbell).
âWhen I got there today I was nervous,â Morrison said. âBut I had a lot of friends, family and coaches there to support me. I can’t really explain how awesome it was. I’m just really happy to have had this moment to see how far I’ve come in my career.
On May 24, Morrison made a verbal commitment to join the Monarchs and head coach Keven Williams. Recruited as a wide receiver, Morrison said he was ready for the chance to play after his senior season was limited due to the pandemic.
As a senior, he caught three passes for 82 yards and had a receiving touchdown, a 43-yard catch and run, against Lumberton High School.
âI’m excited to see where this journey is taking me,â Morrison said. âI hope this leads to great things, and my dream is to play in the NFL. I will continue to work hard and try to put myself in a position to make it happen.
Till noted that Morrison has a lot of advantages as a wide receiver and said his size and work ethic will make him a successful addition to the Monarchs.
“Jarod will finally have a full season to compete for a spot on the field,” said Till. âHe continued to work hard to prepare for whatever the Methodists ask of him.
âHis length and determination will give him an edge over other guys he might be competing with. “
Moss leaves Richmond as the all-time leader of the touchback program, a record he broke during his junior season. Known for his powerful left foot, Moss recorded 87 touchbacks in his 33-game career and recorded a personal best 54 touchbacks in 2019.
He also went 7 for 10 on field goals, kicking off a long college career 38 yards in his sophomore. Moss logged in on 69 of his 84 PAT attempts in his three college seasons.
âI was relieved and excited today because I finally got to celebrate,â Moss said. âIt’s really cool to be able to sign even after a really weird year. All the support shows how much people care and how strong the bonds and friendships I share with my teammates and coaches. “
Verbally committing to Campbell on March 10, Moss knows he will have to earn his place in the Fighting Chamels special teams unit. He hopes to help kick off and have a chance to score goals on the pitch.
“I want to be able to kick off in my freshman year and progress towards goals on the pitch,” said Moss. “I’m going to continue doing what I did in Richmond and hopefully that leads to a lot of kicking in Campbell.”
Till said Moss is a player who just needs an opportunity to showcase his talents, which he gets with Campbell.
âTrevor will have to come in and compete for the kicking job, but he’s got the leg to do it,â Till said. âOften kickers and bettors have to walk and prove themselves.
“All you can ask for is an opportunity to show you’ve got what it takes, and Trevor just needs this opportunity.”
Moss will report to Campbell (Division I) on June 19, while Morrison will head to Methodist (Division III) at the end of the month.