SKIPPERVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — A multi-sport athlete at G.W. Long High School signed to continue his academic and athletic careers.

Rebels senior Trevor Morris is a standout on the football field and the baseball diamond.

In the fall he’ll take both of those talents to Faulkner University in Montgomery.

Morris hoped he would have the opportunity to play either sport in college so getting to play both is a dream come true.

“It means a lot,” Morris said. “I prepared for this for a long time and just everybody helped with it. I just wanted one school to give me the opportunity and when I got up there everybody was just like a family.”

Morris will play running back for the Eagles’ football team and shortstop or second baseman for the baseball team.

Juggling two sports and academics in high school is tough enough, but Morris handles it well and believes he’ll be able to do the same in college.

G.W. Long’s head football coach David Watts agrees.

“He’s a hard working kid,” Watts said. “He just wants to play and get that opportunity. I think he’ll take advantage of it. Faulkner has a good system set up and a good structure to help him with all that so I think it’s a good fit for him.”

Morris’ senior season on the gridiron he battled injuries. Still, he racked up 860 yards on 95 carries in eight games.

He averaged 107.5 yards per game and found the end zone 11 times.

First year coach Watts says losing him is going to sting.

“He comes to practice every day and works really hard,” Watts said. “The worst part for me is that we only got him for a year and we just kind of figured out how to use him a little bit so it’s unfortunate we’re not going to have him back.”

On the diamond, so far this season Morris has 40 runs, 23 RBIs and a .369 batting average.

Morris has a .539 on-base percentage and 38 stolen bases, the most in a season in Head Coach Drew Miller’s 17 years with the Rebels.

His junior year he was named to first-team all state.

So which sport does Morris like most?

“I like football when it’s football season and baseball when it’s baseball season,” Morris said.

Morris is trying to cap off his high school career with another ring. The Rebels’ baseball team will host Orange Beach on Friday for the second round of the AHSAA playoffs.