Pirates in Top Four for One of NC's Best DB's

After landing an impressive in-state haul in 2007, the ECU staff is looking for more in 2008. They've landed in the top four of one of NC's top DB's.

After recording 83 tackles and three interceptions as a junior, DB Tony Morgan has accumulated five scholarship offers from the likes of Colorado, East Carolina, Clemson, South Carolina and UNC. Coaches have been telling the rising junior that they like what they've seen on film.

"Everyone's recruiting me as a DB," said Morgan. "They look at my film and they tell me they like what they see of me at defensive back. I think they like how I move around the field, how I cover defenders and how I come up and make tackles. I'm physical at all times on the field."

At 6-1, 190 pounds, Morgan has good size and this past weekend, recorded a 4.52-second 40-yard dash and 27.7-inch vertical jump at the Shrine Bowl combine held at Greene Central High School.

While South Carolina and UNC hold a slight, early lead- East Carolina has moved into Morgan's top four along with Clemson. Morgan talked about his interest in the Pirates.

"They're rebuilding right now so they're trying to get all the top players that they can," said Morgan. "They've been recruiting me real hard. They just came up to the school Friday and they're trying to get me to their one day camp so I'm going to go down, check them out and see how they do."

NC State is also making a push for Morgan and will host him on a visit this week.

"I'm looking at NC State, too," he said. "I'm supposed to go visit them at the school on Monday on an unofficial visit and check them out. So they're still in the running. They've been recruiting me but not as hard as the other schools. But I think they're about to pick it up. I had a chance to meet coach Archer at junior day."

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