Morgan commits to Sun Devils

D.J. Morgan, a safety at prominent St. John Bosco High in Southern California, committed to Arizona State Wednesday.

Arizona State landed its first defensive commit of the 2016 class and fourth overall Wednesday when Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco safety D.J. Morgan announced his pledge to the program in an announcement at the school.

Morgan, 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, picked ASU over his other finalist, Cal. He also reported offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Utah and Vanderbilt, among other programs.

A three-star recruit, Morgan is the No. 43 safety prospect nationally by Scout.com, including No. 9 in the West and No. 7 in California.

Last season Morgan finished third on the team with 112 tackles for Bosco, which went 12-2 and was widely considered among the best teams in the state.

Morgan visited ASU last year for its game against Notre Dame, and has family in the Phoenix-area.

I like the intensity the (ASU) defensive plays with," Morgan told SunDevilSource.com an in interview earlier this month. "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.


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