Morgan close to knowing college pick

Arizona State has long-been a leading suitor for St. John Bosco safety D.J. Morgan and his college announcement is now just two weeks away.

Safety D.J. Morgan is one of three players at Bellflower (Calif.) St John Bosco who will announce his college commitment at the school on May 20.

Arizona State and Cal are the finalists for Morgan, who will make his pick known along with cornerback Traveon Beck and running back Sean McGrew, both of whom are also seriously considering the Sun Devils.

"I'm not totally sure of where I'm going but I do have a sense of where I'm learning toward," Morgan said. "I would say I'm about 90 percent sure."

Morgan, 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, visited ASU last year for its game against Notre Dame, and has family in the Phoenix-area he stayed with.

I like the intensity the (ASU) defensive plays with," Morgan said. "It's big time. The blitzing and everything. Their defensive backs are great athletes. When I went there, (secondary) coach (Chris) Ball was telling me they probably have the best stats of all the defensive backs in the country in sacks, tackles for loss, interceptions, fumbles forced, because they do it all. They cover, blitz, everything."

If there's any hint as to which school is leading between ASU and Cal, it may be in the frequency of the dialogue Morgan said he's been having of late with coaches of both schools.

"With Cal, I used to talk a couple of their coaches a lot but recently I haven't been talking with them quite as much," Morgan said. "With ASU it's constant talking with coach Ball and (receivers) coach (Del) Alexander. It's like a constant thing. We talk almost three times a week. I have a great relationship with those two guys."

Morgan, ranked No. 9 in the West at safety in the 2016 class, said it remains conceivable ASU could sign Beck -- who told SunDevilSource.com in March that ASU is his top school -- and McGrew -- who also has UCLA and Washington in his top group -- in a three player coup from arguably the top program in the West.

"I definitely see it as a possibility," Morgan said. "We're kind of let each other pick on how they feel and not influence anyone to make a decision based on what another person thinks. We're just trying to make our own decisions based on what we are thinking.

"In the beginning when we first decided to make the announcement on the same date we talked about it a lot. Now we talk about it a little bit but it's more just joking around with each other, asking where we're going to go."


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