Cabot pitcher com­mits to Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SCOREBOARD - — Matt Jones

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.

PrepBase­bal­lRe­ 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.

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