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Oxford High School
Senior captain... In 2009, contributed 88 total tackles including 53 unassisted stops and 31 tackles for loss and seven QB sacks, helping Yellow Jackets to 8-4 record and second round of 6A playoffs... Scored on an INT return as senior... Earned second team All-State as defensive lineman by Alabama sportswriters and All-Area recognition from Anniston Star... Had dominating three-sack performance in postseason Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game... As junior, contributed 43 solo stops, 74 total tackles, five QB sacks and 27 tackles for loss.
Jared Blake Morse... Son of Jonathan and Tammy Morse... Born Jan. 14, 1992 near Birmingham... Dad is truck driver; mom owns Quiznos sandwich outlet... Has an older brother, Austin... Grandfather played basketball at University of Alabama... Enjoys Guitar Hero... Transferred to Oxford program as a junior from nearby Donoho School.
HEAD COACH JOHN GRAS
"Jared is top-notch, just a phenomenal kid who is going to be tremendous player and future leader at Vanderbilt. You guys got a good one in this kid.
"Jared's the best lineman I've ever coached. He has a great nose for the football, is a real physical kid with great hands. He does a great job shedding blocks and getting to the ball. He also has great feet. If he was playing basketball, he'd be our best post player.
"Jared's going to be a inside guy. He'll probably be 280 by next season. I can see Jared playing early in his Vanderbilt career."