Beaverton (Ore.) Southridge 2014 wide receiver Jordan Morgan first committed to the University of Arizona last season, and while it hasn’t been the direct path to college athletics that many high school stars take, he can see his dream moving closer to a reality.
“It was great to see the team again in person last weekend,” Morgan said. “It seriously gave me chills just seeing how everyone was super engaged in the game. It seems like the fans are really into their Wildcats.”
The game only confirmed that Morgan made the correct choice in greyshirting.
“Being there again totally reminded me why I committed to become a Wildcat," Morgan said.
"The offense is a dream for any wide receiver because it doesn’t really matter whether you are tall or small, he plays so many guys and they are always in the position to make plays.”
Morgan also feels the extra six months out of high school will give him a bit of a leg up.
“Since I graduated I’ve been working hard," he said. "I’ve been training and hitting the weight room each day. I haven’t been wasting my time at all.”
In addition,the Arizona coaches have been in touch every step of the way.
“They’ve been great just communicating with me about their plans for me," Morgan said. "They think I can play, but they want me to get in there and hit the weights for a few months and go out into spring ball ready to make an early impact.
"That’s why one of the parts that I’m most looking forward to is getting out there and getting that expert weight lifting training.”