Brian Murphy, a reporter for WRAL, wrote this.
According to his father, MJ Morris, the starting quarterback for NC State, will sit out the remainder of the year in order to maintain a year of eligibility through a redshirt season. He will not be leaving the program. This information was reported by WRAL on Tuesday.
Eddie Morris informed WRAL that there has been no confirmation of his departure from the program. He clarified that there has been no official announcement of his departure, whether it be in January or May, as he had multiple choices available to him.
On October 2nd, Morris, a second-year student, was chosen to be the starting quarterback for the Wolfpack’s game against Marshall. He has an overall record of 3 wins and 1 loss since taking over the position from Brennan Armstrong, who transferred from Virginia. Morris’ victories include wins against Clemson and Miami.
On Tuesday, Morris attended practice. He was designated as the initial quarterback in the team’s weekly game notes that were made available on Monday afternoon.
At the start of the season, the plan was for Morris to sit out and redshirt while Armstrong took on the role of quarterback. However, due to the Wolfpack’s difficulties on offense, head coach Dave Doeren decided to switch things up.
This season, Morris has thrown for 719 yards and seven touchdowns, completing 63 out of 115 passes. However, he has also thrown five interceptions. It should be noted that his passing yardage has decreased with each game played.
In 2022, he participated in five matches and started in three of them. Morris hails from Carrollton, Georgia. During the game against Syracuse, he was only on the field for three plays, which prevented him from being able to redshirt.
Armstrong is anticipated to reclaim the starting position. The remaining quarterbacks on the team are first-year players Lex Thomas, Ethan Rhodes, and Cole Wilson.
Armstrong has participated in eight contests, however, he has not made a throw since Morris took over as the team’s primary quarterback. He has played as a rusher with eight attempts for 51 yards during the Wolfpack’s win against Miami.
He has successfully completed 94 out of 160 passes for a total of 971 yards and five touchdowns. However, he has also thrown six interceptions. Armstrong holds the title of being the team’s top rusher with 337 yards and three touchdowns on 81 attempts.
There are three games left in the regular season for NC State (6-3, 3-2). They will play at Wake Forest on Saturday, at Virginia Tech on November 18th, and against North Carolina on November 25th.
The program has already met the requirements to be eligible for a bowl game.