Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/3/13
Stephen Morris wanted to play his college football in his home state. Florida coaches said they would probably be willing to give him that opportunity. That's all Miami had to hear. When Morris started getting some serious interest from the Gators during the recruiting process in 2009, the Hurricanes quickly convinced the Miami native to remain in his hometown for another four years. That's what Morris wanted anyway, and on Saturday he gets a chance to beat the school that unsuccessfully wooed him when No. 12 Florida (1-0) visits the Hurricanes (1-0) in the renewal of a rivalry that was once among the best in the college game. ''I wanted to stay in Florida,'' Morris said. ''I wanted to stay home with my family, I wanted to stay as close to my family as I could. I was just waiting for a school to give me a chance, to give me an opportunity. My hometown school gave me that shot. I never looked back.'' The Hurricanes expect every seat in Sun Life Stadium - all 76,854 of them, a big...
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