A good fit, if eligible

Ranked by many as the top junior college wide receiver in Mississippi, Donovan Morgan did not sign with any team on Signing Day and is now considering his options.

Given that Alabama is also looking to add at least one additional receiver to its class, Donovan Morgan (6-3, 200, 4.42) could turn out to be a good fit. However, Tide coaches are carefully checking his academic status.

A big wideout who hails from Sarah Reed High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, Donovan originally signed with Louisiana-Lafayette out of high school. He entered college as a partial qualifier but ended up competing for Lousiana-Lafayette for only one season.

Due to a change in the offensive system, Donovan made the decision to transfer to Pearl River Community College (Poplar, Mississippi) his third year in college. Donovan says he plans to graduate in May and would potentially have two years to get in his final two seasons of eligibility.

However, for Donovan to be eligible to sign with any SEC school, he must not only graduate but also complete three consecutive semesters at Pear River.

His only season in junior college Donovan stole the show by catching 41 passes for 851 yards and six touchdowns. That was good enough to place him second in the Mississippi Junior College Association receiving stats.

Donovan sat out his first year at Louisiana-Lafayette, but during his second year he caught 22 passes for 219 yards and one score. He caught 71 passes for 987 yards and 10 touchdowns in his high school career.

He was committed to Ole Miss but did not sign with the Rebels on National Signing Day. Donovan sports a 40-inch vertical jump.

Some recruiting lists rank Donovan as the third overall player in the junior college ranks behind only Chauncey Davis, who signed with Florida State and Kenneth Hollis, an LSU signee.

TheInsiders.com rate Donovan a three-star prospect.

NOTE: As we tried to make clear in this report, Donovan would obviously be a good fit for the Tide as an athlete. But due to an SEC rule, which applies to all junior college transfers, Donovan may or may not be able to sign with a conference school.


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