With the ski slopes waiting, Orange Glen High School quarterback Cree Morris said Monday that he will attend San Diego State next fall.
Then, after becoming the first San Diego football player to orally commit to a school this year, Morris, along with friends and family, left for a ski vacation at Mammoth.
Morris, an All-San Diego Section selection, completed 143 of 241 passes for 2,411 yards and 24 touchdowns in 1988. He led Orange Glen (12-1) to the San Diego Section 3-A championship game, which Orange Glen lost to Morse, 31-28.
Morris said the Aztecs' style of play, the school's location and new Coach Al Luginbill all contributed to the decision.
"I like the offensive style (at SDSU)," Morris said. "They use a straight drop-back passer, and that's exactly what I want to do. Plus, I like State's business school, and when all is said and done, I want to come back and live in San Diego."
Morris said Luginbill was "the most exciting, influential talker of any of the recruiters I talked to. I really enjoyed talking with him. I have a lot of respect for the man."
Dave Lay, who coached Orange Glen in 1988, has accepted an assistant coaching position at San Diego State, but Morris said that didn't enter into his decision.
Morris also seriously considered Tennessee and UCLA.