Dave Rice and his staff aggressively pursued Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances forward Dwayne Morgan and on Wednesday that paid off, as he verbally pledged to UNLV.
"I'm pretty excited," Morgan said about his decision. "I'm really excited."
"I felt like it was home," Morgan added. "They made it seem as comfortable as possible. They were the most consistent recruiting me. They probably only missed two games over the summer. They were always sitting there in the first row."
"That pretty much sealed the deal," Morgan said. "When I went on the visit it sealed it."
"I can talk to them about anything," Morgan added. "I was just comfortable being there with the guys. I didn't feel like I was out a place I felt real comfortable."
At 6-foot-7, Morgan has a versatile game that allows him to play both inside and out. He's skilled enough to take defenders to the perimeter and hit mid to long-range jump shots. He's also capable of getting things done in the paint.
During his junior season, Morgan averaged 17.2 points, eight rebounds and four blocks a game.
Morgan is currently ranked the No. 3 small forward and the No. 15 overall prospect in the 2014 class.
Morgan is UNLV's first verbal pledge for the 2014 class.