Logan Morris signs with Clemson University

Logan Morris finally crossed the finish line of a race she's been running for quite some time.
The Spartanburg Christian Academy senior had been heavily recruited to run cross country and track by Clemson and Georgia. On Wednesday, November 11, the Tigers won by a nod as Morris signed her letter of intent.

"I kind of stepped back and looked at it from the big picture with my (industrial engineering) major," Morris said. "I thought about transitioning to college. I've been to Clemson and knew more people there. I also thought about the impact I've had in South Carolina, and staying in state is a huge plus."

Morris is a seven-time SCISA 2A individual state champion and led the Warriors to as many team titles. She set the state record by finishing with a time of 17:28 last month.

Morris also tied a county record with four individual championships and set a meet record by finishing at 17:59 this year. She led the Warriors to their first county team title in 2012.

Morris said making Georgia aware of her decision wasn't easy.

"The hardest part was calling Georgia and saying no," she said. "I've had a good relationship with their coach. I know he invested in me, but he understands. You just have to look at it as a business. I was glad to call Clemson after that and end on a happy note."

Morris said there will be an adjustment period to get used to the competition in college. But she's ready to work her way to the top.

"I think it will be tough," Morris said. "Since sixth grade I've been up at the front, but I'm excited with the competition. I feel my determination will be my fire to get to the top and compete at Clemson and in the ACC."


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