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Moss, Morrison celebrate football signing day

Trevor Moss (seated, left) and Jarod Morrison (seated, right) are joined by head coach Bryan Till on their signing day Wednesday.
Contributed photo.

ROCKINGHAM — Two more Richmond Senior High School football players signed with their respective colleges on Wednesday.

The signing day was held in the school’s cafeteria, where senior kicker Trevor Moss and senior wide receiver Jarod Morrison inked their respective futures.

Moss signed his National Letter of Intent to join Campbell University as a preferred walk-on, while Morrison signed his Commitment Letter with Methodist University.

“These young men have had a lot of challenges to overcome during the course of the pandemic and have continued to work for these opportunities,” head coach Bryan Till said. “I am excited that even through all this they will have these chances.”

Morrison and Moss became the seventh and eighth Raider football players in this year’s graduating class to sign with a college program.

The others were Jakolbe Baldwin (N.C. State), Jaleel Davis (N.C. State), Caleb Hood (UNC), Tremel Jones (Wingate), Dalton Stroman (Appalachian State) and C.J. Tillman (Campbell).

“When I got there today I was nervous,” Morrison said. “But I had a lot of friends, family and coaches there to support me. I can’t really explain how great it was. I’m just really happy to have had that moment to see how far I’ve come in my career.”

On May 24, Morrison verbally committed to join the Monarchs and head coach Keven Williams. Recruited as a wide receiver, Morrison said he’s ready to get the chance to play after his senior season was limited because of the pandemic.

As a senior, he caught three passes for 82 yards and had one receiving touchdown, a 43-yard catch and run, against Lumberton High School.

“I’m excited to see where this journey leads me,” Morrison said. “Hopefully it’ll lead to great things, and my dream is to play in the NFL. I’m going to keep working hard and try to put myself in a position to make it.”

Till noted that Morrison has a lot of upside at the wide receiver position and said his size and work ethic will make him a successful addition to the Monarchs.

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“Jarod will finally get a full season to compete for a spot on the field,” Till said. “He has continued to work hard to prepare himself for whatever Methodist will ask of him. 

“His length and determination will give him an edge on other guys he may be competing against.”

Moss leaves Richmond as the program’s all-time leader in touchbacks, a record that he broke during his junior season. Known for his powerful left foot, Moss recorded 87 touchbacks in his 33-game career and had a personal best 54 touchbacks in 2019.

He also went 7-for-10 on field goals, kicking a varsity career long 38-yarder as a sophomore. Moss connected on 69 of his 84 PAT attempts in his three varsity seasons.

“I was relieved and excited today because I was finally able to celebrate,” Moss said. “It’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 are that I share with my teammates and coaches.”

Verbally committing to Campbell on March 10, Moss knows that he will have to earn his spot on the Fighting Camels’ special teams unit. He hopes to contribute on kickoffs, as well as have a chance at kicking field goals.

“I want to be able to do kickoffs during my freshman year, and work my way up to field goals,” Moss explained. “I’m going to continue doing what I did at Richmond and hopefully that leads to me kicking a lot at Campbell.”

Till said Moss is a player who just needs an opportunity to showcase his talents, which is what he’s getting with Campbell.

“Trevor will have to go in and compete for the kicking job, but has the leg to do so,” Till said. “Many times kickers and punters have to walk on and then prove themselves.  

“All you can ask for is an opportunity to show that you have what it takes, and Trevor just needs that 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.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.