Rookie Eric Morris could turn out to be a triple threat for the Saskatchewan Roughriders -- returner/receiver/recruiter.
Morris is close friends with former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell, who's on Saskatchewan's negotiation list. The undrafted free agent set multiple school and NCAA passing records during his college career, also finishing fourth in the Heisman Trophy race last season and winning the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the nation's outstanding senior quarterback.
The Riders have been in regular contact with Harrell since the NFL draft and there are rumblings he could be in town within the next two weeks. If necessary, Morris will gladly offer his services in an attempt to sell his former teammate on the virtues of football in Saskatchewan.
"I want him here just as bad as they do," Morris said after Friday's practice at Mosaic Stadium. "He'd be great in this league. He's one of the most savvy football players I've ever seen. He understands the game and sees the field better than anyone I've ever played with. (Saskatchewan's) offence is really similar to what we did at Texas Tech so he'd be really good at it. I'm hoping for the best for him. Hopefully he gets a call from the NFL but if not I'd love to have him down here and I think he'd be a great asset to the team."