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Mon. January 23, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

Sunlake linebacker Nick Morrison has received a scholarship offer from Morehead State, and teammate Jamal Jones has an offer from Wayne State College, Seahawks coach Bill Browning said Monday afternoon.

Morrison was among the North Suncoast's top defensive players each of the last two seasons. As a junior, he was an all-North Suncoast player with 99 tackles and five sacks, despite playing with a torn ACL.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound senior had a team-high 146 tackles and five sacks last fall to help Sunlake to its first playoff appearance and first postseason victory. The Sunshine Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Year also recovered five fumbles.

Morehead State is in Kentucky and plays in the Pioneer League of the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA).

Jones was one of Sunlake's most versatile players. The speedy 5-foot-11, 175-pound receiver led the Seahawks with 12 TD catches and 557 receiving yards. He also intercepted two passes as a defensive back. Jones was a second-team all-North Suncoast selection by the Times.

Wayne State is an NCAA Division II school in Nebraska. The Wildcats were 7-4 last season.

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