April 14, 2006

Spring Notebook: More from Morrah

Before his career as a division-one athlete even began, Cameron Morrah was given a choice by California head coach Jeff Tedford. Would Cameron stick with the position that most schools recruited him or would the Southern California native go with the spot that he felt could maximize his abilities at the highest level? Now in year two of his life in Berkeley, the Claremont high graduate is letting everybody know that his decision was the right one. The 6-foot-4, 247-pound Morrah is a tight end - and a good one at that.

"I played tight end in high school and before I came here they gave me the option," Morrah recalled. "It was basically up to me whether I wanted to play defensive end or tight end."

"I choose to play tight end because I felt that's where I can make the most plays for the team. When it comes to catching the ball, I feel my athletic ability - speed, height - can really help me out there. I want to make big plays and tight end is where I can do it."

A redshirt freshman, Morrah hasn't seen any time on the field yet. But fans should expect that to change very soon. It's not exactly a perfect science to project a player's potential solely based on what he shows in practice, but there is no questioning the talent that Morrah possesses as a pass-catching tight end. In fact, it has been argued by some that Morrah is physically the most gifted tight end the Bears have had since Tony Gonzalez in the mid-90s.

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