EG’s Josh Morehead officially enters the recruiting process

Posted by Andy Durham on September 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm under College, High School | 5 Comments to Read

from Stan “The Man” Olson at www.charlotteobserver.com covering Sports and College Recruiting in particular:

His name is Josh Morehead, and I had never heard of him until an alert reader tipped me off this morning. One of the problems is that he plays at Eastern Guilford High in Gibsonville, and his team is off to an 0-5 start.

But I called Eastern Guilford coach Scott Loosemore, and he simply raved about Morehead.

“There’s nothing not to like about Josh as a player,” Loosemore said. “He’s the next-best player in the area after Keenan Allen, and he’d be as good as Keenan if he had his size.”

Josh, who is 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, is starting to blow up after being moved to QB in the fourth game of the season. In two games since, he has 275 rushing yards and 4 TDs, and 332 passing yards and 4 more scores, with one pick.

Morehead could always play. As a sophomore, he was an all-state DB with 10 interceptions, and he had 6 last year and made all-state again. This year, he has 3 picks, and his 6 kickoff returns have gone for 380 yards (a 63.3-yard average). Two went for touchdowns, and he was caught after 85 yards on another.

Now teams kick anywhere but to him.

N.C. State, East Carolina and West Virginia are among about a dozen teams that have started noticing Morehead. Although none of the BCS schools has offered yet, Loosemore expects that to happen shortly.

The Tar Heels aren’t in the mix yet, but if they do offer, we could call it the Morehead scholarship.
Sorry.

“I just wish I had put him at quarterback sooner,” Loosemore said.

Stan Olson


  • NWdad said,

    Couldnt agree wit coach anymore the only difference between them two is that josh is 5’11 and keenan is 6’3……..also impressive morehead is a two time all-state DB is this kid flexible or what??

  • Steven said,

    For the person who keeps bad mouthing all of these Guilford County coaches and who bad mouthed Coach Loosemore, this post should show that something is being done for this kid…So, lay off!!! If he keeps playing like this, then he will get his scholarships…Good Luck kid…

  • TRUTH said,

    This could be one of the greater steals in this area. Yes, Keenan deserves what he gets. Josh is in the same arena. Its not the size of the dog that matters. Its the fight in the dog. great find here.

  • egalum said,

    i played with him the last 2 years…..he is crazy these next couple games will show his talent

  • sgstar said,

    warren scott the rb for southern guilford is outstading hes leading nc with rushing yards,
    hes ham