- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
Washington State continued to add to its running back haul in the 2013 recruiting class, as Jamal Morrow (Romoland, Calif./Heritage) announced his commitment to the Cougars on Monday.
"My family and I talked about it," Morrow said. "I took a visit over the summer and I loved it. I knew it was the school for me."
Morrow said the Cougars coaching staff was elated to receive his commitment.
"They welcomed me into the family," he said. "I felt like they really cared about it."
He credited his relationship with the coaches, and with his recruiter -- inside receivers coach Eric Morris -- for making the decision an easy one. He added that the offensive system now in place at Washington State played a big role as well, as the Cougars staff will bring him in as a running back.
"I know that offense is known for scoring big points and I want to be a part of it," Morrow said.
His audition this season is going well, as Morrow is off to a tremendous start in his senior season. After rushing for 150 yards and a touchdown in the season opener, the 5-foot-8, 177-pound Morrow went wild in the second game, as he rushed for 271 yards and four touchdowns in a big win over Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde. Most recently, Morrow accounted for 93 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as a 98-yard kickoff return touchdown to help Heritage move to 3-0.
Morrow committed to Washington State over offers from Northern Arizona and Utah. He said he will look to set an official visit this year, but hasn't been able to set a date at this point. Morrow added that making his commitment took some weight off his shoulders.
"It's a relief," he said. "Now I can focus on my senior season and worry about the team instead of myself. It feels great."