Red, White and Through

After taking his official visit to Arkansas this weekend and feeling the love, Greenwood wide receiver Drew Morgan (6-0, 180) says he is totally committed to the Razorbacks and will not be taking a visit to Auburn as he had previously planned.

Auburn made a spirited run at Greenwood wide receiver Drew Morgan, but that run is done upon completion of his official visit to Arkansas.

Morgan (6-0, 180) said that his recruiting process is over, he will not take a planned trip to Auburn next weekend and that he will be a Razorback as he had planned all along.

He let new Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema know of that before leaving Fayetteville on Sunday.

"I had a great talk with Coach Bielema and told him this is where I have wanted to be all along," Morgan said. "There is no reason to go visit someplace when I have no intention of going there. I'm going to be a Razorback."

Morgan committed to Arkansas two days before the hiring of Bielema was announced and has been pursued by new Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and former Razorback and current Tigers assistant Tim Horton.

He had committed to Malzahn when he was head coach at Arkansas State before getting an offer from Arkansas and flipping.

"Those are some great guys and I am very appreciative of the fact that they made me feel so wanted," Morgan said. "But the new Arkansas staff has also made me feel wanted since they have arrived and being able to meet all of the coaches this weekend just sealed the deal for me."

Morgan – who recently won the Landers Award as the outstanding player in the state - had 83 catches for 1,112 yards this season and 14 touchdowns and also rushed 82 times for 765 yards and 19 more scores.

He also had 72 tackles while playing safety on defense for the Bulldogs.

He is being recruited by Arkansas as a wide receiver and got a chance to meet with new Razorback wide receiver coach Michael Smith, who arrived in Arkansas on Saturday after leaving Kansas State.

"It may be crazy to say after one day, but I really enjoyed meeting with him and think we already have a great relationship after that one day," Morgan said. "I am real excited that he is going to be my coach and I am anxious to start learning from him."

Morgan loved what he heard from the current Arkansas players this weekend.

"They made it clear that they are hungry and ready to eat," Morgan said. "I like that saying. That was great to hear, especially after they had such a bad year last season. They are looking at next season and not letting one bad year get them down.

"I know the guys that are coming in are excited about helping them get back the top and doing it quickly," Morgan said.

Arkansas has officially added a pair of commitments this weekend in Honolulu (HI) St. Louis offensive lineman Reeve Koehler (6-3, 330) and Australian-born punter Sam Irwin Hill (6-3, 210) of City College of San Francisco.

"It was great getting the big kid from Hawaii – Reeve Koehler – this weekend," Morgan said. "He is going to be a special offensive lineman for us. We are going to have a really good class once it is all over."





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