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USC Football Recruiting: 2021 four-star quarterback Behren Morton talks recent offer

The Texas native shares his thoughts on Graham Harrell and the USC Trojan offense.

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On Thursday, the USC Trojans offered 2021 quarterback Behren Morton. The Texas native shares his thoughts on the Trojans and his visit plans.

Behren Morton is a four-star quarterback out of Eastland, Texas, and is now one of the top signal callers in the class of 2021.

He is ranked as the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 28 recruit in the state of Texas per 247Sports.

Morton is tall and lanky, measuring in at 6-foot-1.5 and 173 pounds. At The Opening regional back in March, he ran a 4.70 second shuttle and recorded a 29.50 inch vertical.

The four-star playmaker was named the 2018 Underclassman of the Year by BigCountryHomepage.com, and it is not hard to see why when looking at his stats.

During his sophomore season, Morton lead the Eastland Mavericks to the regional semifinals, while amassing 2,581 total yards, 22 touchdowns, and only six interceptions.

Morton missed two games after suffering an ankle injury, though it is clear that didn’t hinder his high level of play.

Morton has three scholarship offers from Texas Tech, Tulsa, and most recently USC. Though a Texas native, the Trojans are a top priority for Morton.

“USC has always been high on my list, I have a lot of respect for the program.”

Currently Texas Tech leads Morton’s Crystal Ball Predictions. He had some high praise for a former TTU product.

“Coach Harrell is one of the best offensive minded coaches out there. I am really looking forward to watching USC play.”

With 247Sports’ class of 2021 rankings now out, Morton will soon be seeing his offer list rise as a four-star quarterback.

Morton says he does not have any biases towards west coast, east coast, or southern schools.

“My recruitment is wide open, anywhere I can plays is great.”

While Morton has not visited USC yet, he has plans to get on campus very soon.

“I will be coming down this summer for sure! I am really looking forward to it.”

A new era for USC football is underway with multiple new coaches on staff, and Morton will be watching the Trojans closely.

“I am super excited about the offense. Coach Harrell will be great there, the offense will be electric.”

As of now, USC has one quarterback commit from the class of 2020, in Mater Dei’s dual-threat Bryce Young. The Trojans do not have any offensive commits for 2021.