With his final set of spring practices at Prestonwood Christian set to begin in just over a month, tight end Christian Morgan said he is almost ready to make his college commitment.
The Plano, Texas, native will visit Arkansas one more time before he does so, though.
As the Arkansas football team heads back onto the gridiron next week following spring break, Morgan said he plans to come to Fayetteville to watch the Razorbacks practice before making his commitment.
"I want to see the coaches in action," Morgan said. "Everybody can tell you what they're like, but I'd like to see them in their element.
"I'd also like to have some one-on-one time with Coach Bobby Petrino and get a feel of what he's like. I think that and meeting the players are huge, because that's one of the most underrated things and I want to make sure I feel comfortable with them."
The 6-foot-4, 244-pound tight end visited the University of Arkansas in February for Junior Day. Morgan attended the basketball game against South Carolina on Feb. 11. The Razorbacks defeated the Gamecocks 76-65.
"I was impressed because it was a sell-out even though they were playing one of the worst basketball teams in the SEC," Morgan said. "I loved the passion of the fans.
"They had been showing me a lot of love on Twitter and Facebook and everything, too. I liked meeting them and seeing how into the game they get and how much they enjoy their team."
Even though Morgan plays both tight end and defensive end for Prestonwood Christian, Arkansas is recruiting him solely to play on the offensive side of the ball.
"I've gotten a few offers on defense, but Arkansas would put me at tight end and that's what I want to play," Morgan said.
"I feel I like I can go further with it and I like the ball in my hands," Morgan said. "I like to make plays and I feel more comfortable on offense."
During his first visit to Fayetteville, Morgan interacted mostly with offensive coordinator Paul Petrino and graduate assistant Joseph Henry.
"They offered me and basically talked about featuring me in the offense and how I could fit into the system," Morgan said.
Morgan has received offers from Arkansas, Baylor, California, Iowa State, Miami (FL), Missouri, Ole Miss, SMU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Vanderbilt and Washington. He said he will make his commitment in late May and hopes to get a head start on his transition to college.
"I'm going to commit during our spring game," Morgan said. "Then, I want to enroll early, so I plan to graduate in December.
"I want to commit before the summer so I can start getting adjusted and start recruiting for the school I commit to, as well."
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