By Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44
Eli Morcos| 6’2 205 | Lake Creek High School (TX) |Twitter : @EliMorcos4
A quarterback’s role extends beyond mere ball handling. They serve as the strategic minds on the field, orchestrating plays and navigating the dynamics of the game. Eli Morcos is a rising talent in the state of Texas, who has all of the traits in his game that elite quarterbacks possess. The ability to competently lead a team, make crucial decisions under pressure and execute plays at a high level are essential attributes that set elite quarterbacks apart. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure. This offseason, The Platform will go Under The Center, spotlighting top quarterback talent as we travel around the country bringing exposure to deserving athletes. Today we go Under Center and spotlight rising junior quarterback Eli Morcos, who had a phenomenal weekend at the DR7 #Road To The Crown Houston Tournament.
Morcos showcased his athletic prowess and football acumen at the DR7 Houston Tournament, leading Team Texas Fury to the semifinals with standout plays throughout the event. Standing at 6’2″ and weighing 205 pounds, Morcos’s strong and lean build complements his on-field performance.
His quarterback skills were evident as he made significant throws and plays, demonstrating a cannon for an arm and the ability to make throws across the entire route tree. Not only did Morcos exhibit superb footwork and pocket presence, but his quick release and excellent field vision contributed to his success on the field.
When you turn on the tape from his fall season at Lake Creek, what sets Morcos apart is his dual-threat capability – he’s not only a proficient passer but also a dynamic runner. His purposeful running style and speed allowed him to contribute substantially to the ground game, complimenting his prowess as a passer, resulting in impressive statistics. Passing for 1,817 yards with 21 touchdowns and just one interception, along with rushing for 584 yards and 12 touchdowns, Morcos played a key role in Lake Creek’s undefeated regular season, which resulted in a district championship and deep playoff run.
Despite the loss to eventual champion Port Neches Groves that ended Lake Creek’s season, Morcos’s performance has undoubtedly caught the attention of college programs. His upcoming visit to Georgia Tech reflects his potential as a valuable prospect and more schools should follow suit this offseason.