Morgan Down to Three, Talks 'Cuse Visit

Considered a prospect who won't rush to making a final decision, Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, NY) defensive back Wayne Morgan is moving forward with the recruiting process now that his high school career is over. It began with a visit to Syracuse University over the weekend, and he spoke about it late Sunday.

When class of 2012 prospect Wayne Morgan (Brooklyn, NY) last spoke to Scout.com, he was down to four schools. Since, he has narrowed it down to a trio of possible destinations – Syracuse, Rutgers and Connecticut.

Morgan, a three-star prospect, had South Carolina in the mix as recent as last month - but the SEC school has since slowed down in keeping tabs on him.

"I don't hear from their coaches (much)," Morgan said. "I don't have much interest in them (anymore)."

The 5-foot-11, 191-pound athlete prefers not to rank the final three schools in the mix, but he did enjoy his time in Central New York over the weekend – especially while being hosted by longtime friend and SU cornerback Brandon Reddish.

"We had a great time," Morgan said. "I grew up with him; he keeps me motivated and he's a good example."

Reddish explained everything to Morgan while showing him around and the prospect re-iterated how he enjoyed his time on campus – adding that Orange return-man Steven Rene was also hanging out with the group.

"We took a tour around the school, saw the facilities, the Carrier Dome and saw the basketball game (against George Washington)," Morgan said. "We also went through academics and stuff like that."

Morgan, who was once close to committing to Michigan, has no timetable for a decision considering how he took the recruiting process slow.

In fact, he plans on taking an official visit to UConn next month before reflecting on all he will have learned of each school.

"I'm going to just take it real slow," Morgan said of making a selection. "There's no reason to rush.

"I'm going to talk to my guardians and go wherever it is best for me."

Morgan wasn't the only recruit on hand at Syracuse, as SU commits DeVante McFarlane, Tashon Whitehurst, Alvin Cornelius and Omari Palmer also took in official visits.

Now that his season is complete, and the recruiting process will continue over the holiday break, Morgan plans to continue to work towards becoming a better play-maker in the secondary.

"I want to perfect my craft," he said. "Getting faster, speed always kills, working on my feet and 1-on-1s."

Morgan added that Syracuse is looking at him as a defensive back (cornerback and safety), while UConn and Rutgers are looking at him strictly as a corner.

"I'm versatile enough to play anything," Morgan, who is also willing to factor into the return game, said of playing college ball. "I don't care what I play as long as I'm on the field."


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