Cabot pitcher commits to Arkansas
Arkansas received a commitment from a Cabot pitcher Wednesday to bring the Razorbacks’ class of 2019 total to nine commits, including three from in state.
Left-hander Zack Morris, 6-2, 228 pounds, committed five days after being offered by the Razorbacks. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville pitching coach Wes Johnson watched Morris pitch in Fort Smith on July 20 and Morris toured the Razorbacks’ facilities a day later.
Morris is the third player from Cabot High School to commit to an SEC program this summer. Sophomore outfielder Clayton Gray committed to Arkansas and sophomore outfielder Houston King committed to Kentucky in June.
Morris’ fastball ranges from 85-87 mph. As a sophomore, Morris had a 3.39 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings for Cabot, which won the Class 7A state championship.
PrepBaseballReport.com rates Morris the No. 6 player in Arkansas in the rising junior class. The Razorbacks have commitments from the state’s top two recruits in the class, Springdale Har-Ber right-handed pitcher Blake Adams and Little Rock Christian catcher Cason Tollett.
Verbal commitments are nonbinding.