Morgan Reconsiders

Tight end prospect Christian Morgan began to re-evaluate his recruiting process following the drama involving Bobby Petrino that led to his firing. He has also received a plethora of additional offers and has just narrowed those to four schools - one of which is Arkansas.

UPDATE: Morgan tweeted Thursday morning that he has narrowed his list down to a Final Four of Arkansas, Baylor, Florida State and Ole Miss.



Christian Morgan originally intended to make his collegiate commitment at his high school spring game, but some unforeseen circumstances had him reconsider.

Still uncommitted, Morgan has received various additional offers and said that among the things that set back his recruiting process was the motorcycle accident, drama and firing of former Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino.

"It took me back in the whole process, because you can see things happen like coaches losing games and having a bad season and being fired, but when something like that happened, it made me realize you don't have too much control and you can't see something like that coming," Morgan said.

"As cool as a coach can be and as fun as it seems, you still have to look out for your best interest and you never really know what's going to happen, so you can never solely base your decision on football since it can be gone so quickly."

While Morgan said the drama and uncertainty surrounding Arkansas after the incident in April set him back on the Razorbacks, The 6-foot-4, 255-pound tight end also credited offensive coordinator Paul Petrino's role in his recruiting to help maintain his interest in Arkansas.

"With Paul Petrino there, I still feel comfortable," Morgan said. "It's been nice to be able to talk to him because he's a straightforward, honest guy who doesn't try to sugarcoat anything. He has been straight-up and honest with me about everything, so I've respected that and I've developed a strong trust with him."

An additional consideration for the Prestonwood Christian tight end in his search for the right college is the new selection of offers he has since received. Morgan has received about 15 offers which include offers from several Southeastern Conference schools, Baylor, Florida State, Miami (FL) and even Arizona State and Washington.

Morgan said Baylor has been one of his top choices for a long time and they have a lot to offer to the Plano, Texas native.

"I trust everybody at Baylor and I feel comfortable and feel at home on campus," Morgan said. "It also has a cool feel because a lot of people from my school go to Baylor. I would feel very comfortable going to Baylor for not only football, but from the school aspect as well."

Florida State extended an offer to Morgan in late April and he said he has since grown a strong interest in playing for the Seminoles and will visit Tallahassee, Fla. June 14-16.

"At Florida State, I really like Coach (James) Coley (offensive coordinator and tight ends coach)," Morgan said. "I don't really know too much about them yet, but Coach Coley, Coach (D.J.) Elliot (defensive ends coach) and Coach (Jimbo) Fisher (head coach) have been talking to me and I like the offensive system they run.

"Also, as far as location goes, I think it'd be cool to go to school in Florida and at the same time have the chance to compete for a top-10 team."

While his plan of committing at his spring game went awry, Morgan said the extra time to re-evaluate has been a bit of a blessing in disguise.

"I think it's been good. It's given me an opportunity to go through the spring and summer and listen to everything before I make a decision," Morgan said. "With that being said, I know what I'm looking for and am kind of excited to get it all over with and be part of a family."

Morgan said he plans to officially narrow his list to four or five schools within the next couple of weeks and plans to ultimately decide which college he will attend this summer before his senior year begins.

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