Meet the future Giovani Bernard. He goes by the name Romar Morris and he’s been waiting in the shadows for his time to come. It’s here. Tar Heel nation needs to take a closer look at this 5’10’’ 180 pound North Carolina native. He had a great number of accomplishments overlooked last year, what with the All-American in front of him. Let’s recap 2012 and look forward to what next season brings.
Morris had 69 attempts for 386 yards and 2 touchdowns, averaging a whopping 5.6 yards per carry. He also had 12 receptions for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns. Romar only played in 11 games last season, where he had double-digit rush attempts in 4 of the games.
These are impressive numbers for a true freshman. Then, take it into account that he only gets a whiff of the ball when the All-American in front of him takes a breather and the numbers swell. Romar has not had to unlearn an old style of coaching as he entered Chapel Hill in Coach Larry Fedora’s first year. This is a huge advantage. He’s completely inundated in the spread-offense style that Fedora loves and will potentially have three more years to program it into his mind and make it his. There’s a lot of pure talent with Romar.
So what does next season look like for Morris? Well, he’s looking at splitting some touches with rising senior A.J. Blue. Fedora will more than likely use Blue’s senior status as a leadership example, giving him ample responsibility to carry the ball. Make no mistake however. Romar Morris’ talent is too pure for the ball coach to let him be overshadowed again. Romar is the future of this team’s ground game. Add to the fact that the man can catch? I’m looking at him for a solid 125 rush, 700 yard season with 10 touchdowns. And that’s being conservative.