Just As Interest Picks Up Morgan Decides

Just as interest was steadily picking up for Jesse Morgan, he's opted to end his recruitment. The talented wing will play in the Big East.

Interesting was coming in from all angles. Offers continued to pile up and college coaches were a mainstay at South Kent this fall.

"I think I got a lot better," Morgan said. "I got better, but I was in an area or place where more coaches could see me and they saw that I can play and do different do things on the court."

But as everything was getting rolling Morgan, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound wing decided to end his recruitment. He committed to Seton Hall Monday afternoon.

"I felt comfortable around the coaches," Morgan told Scout.com. "They were good to me on the visit. They treated me well and they told me basically that they were going to let me play and that I could come in and be an impact player."

Schools like Connecticut, Louisville, Rhode Island, Temple, LaSalle, Rutgers and Indiana were showing serious interest, but Seton Hall was among the first schools involved and were able to seal the deal.

"The first day we had open gym they came up and were straight up and told me they wanted me," Morgan said. "They offered me a scholarship. Coach [Bobby] Gonzalez was straight forward and he told me he liked me a lot."

Prior to attending South Kent, Morgan was a standout at Philadelphia (Pa.) Prep Charter. He averaged 27.8 points as a senior, while leading them to a Philadelphia public league title.

Morgan joins Paterson (N.J.) Catholic standout Fuquan Edwin to make up the Pirates current 2010 recruiting class.


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