Morgan narrows list to six

Dwayne Morgan is down to six schools. His travel team coach broke down his list and discussed visits.

Five-star forward Dwayne Morgan narrowed his list of schools to six -- Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Seton Hall, South Florida and UNLV -- over the weekend.

Baltimore Finest's coach Dwayne Wise said Morgan is looking for a host of things in a school, but playing time, style of play and a specific major are at the top of the list.

"He's basically looking at systems that he can go in and impact as a freshman," Wise told Scout.com.

"He wants to major in sports medicine," he added. "We were looking at different programs that offered that and also one of the situations was a system that is really going to get up and down and use his athleticism on the wing."

Wise broke down each of the six schools involved:

South Florida: "The situation with South Florida is Eric Skeeters is from Baltimore. He has a very good relationship. South Florida made the tournament and they have a new facility. He could go there and be an integral part of that team."

Maryland: "Maryland is obviously one of the top schools that had recruited him from day one. They are right up the road. [Mark] Turgeon and Bino Ranson have recruited him real heavy."

Seton Hall: "With coach [Kevin] Williard the system that he runs allows you from the wing spot do some pick and pop and I think he thinks he could really flourish in that system at Seton Hall."

Indiana: "With Indiana, he just liked the program overall. Coach [Tom] Crean said that he really, really liked him and was going to make him a priority. They showed the academic package they have there and that was impressive to him. Also they have a chance to win it."

UNLV: "With UNLV he's very good friends with Daquan [Cook], who is from Baltimore. They were really the first one to offer him. They advertised the Stacey Augmon thing on staff. He's a small forward, with NBA experience. That was attractive to Dwayne because of their up and down system. He really thinks he could flourish there and play the wing."

Missouri: "Tim Fuller really knows the area and he's been recruiting the Baltimore area kids. He knows our kids. One of the things presented was they had a Baltimore kid on their roster and went pro in Kim English. He was saying in terms of their offense, they allow their wings to handle a little bit and press defensively. They get after it. Dwayne wants to get up and down a little bit. That's another top 20 program.

Of the six schools involved, Morgan has already taken unofficial visits to Seton Hall and Maryland. Wise singled out the Seton Hall trip and said Morgan left with a different outlook on the school.

"He came away most impressed and really liked coach Willard," Wise said. "Dwayne liked him. He really liked how the practice went and their style of play."

According to Wise, Morgan, is working to set up official visits.

"His first official visit is going to be to Vegas probably the second week of January," he added. "He's going to visit UNLV first. They were the first one to offer. He really, really wants to go visit there."

"I know he's going to visit Missouri and Indiana for sure," Wise said. "With Maryland being up the road he can see that campus often. It doesn't have to be an official visit there.

Morgan is ranked No. 13 overall in the 2014 class.


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