Recruiting Update with Baylor Bears Commitment Christian Morgan

Christian Morgan recently committed to Baylor and he spoke with Scout about to discuss it and as his current commitment status.

Christian Morgan, a 6-foot-0, 190-pound safety from Porter (Texas) recently made a commitment to play his college football in the Big 12 Conference for Baylor

Morgan took visits to BU for the junior day and the spring game, and it was those trips that helped him feel comfortable enough to go ahead and make and early non-binding verbal pledge. 

"The Baylor spring game was my second time being down there and seeing how everything was," Morgan explained. "The junior day really opened my eyes to what they have to offer, so I went to the spring game and just fell in love and I knew that I wanted to go there, but I gave myself a couple of weeks to think about it.

With coach (Matt) Rhule (BU Head Coach) I just felt like it was the best place to go. What made me pull the trigger was me talking to 'Coach Fran' (DB Coach Francis Brown) and him being real with me and 100 percent with me, and I can just tell that I wanted him to be my coach as well as coach (Phil) Snow (Defensive Coordinator) and coach Rhule, so that is what made me pull the trigger. Coach Snow is a defensive guru, and he is legit and I know that."

Morgan was very impressed with the atmosphere inside of the McLane Stadium and he is excited about having the opportunity to play his home games in the new stadium. 

"Baylor is definitely up there because the stadium is amazing," Morgan said. "I can tell you it is up there. Floyd Casey Stadium was definitely bigger, but every game McLane is sold out. It is right on the river and it gets very loud, so it is very compact and very loud. It is definitely a good environment." 

The Baylor coaching staff loves Morgan's upside in the defensive backfield.

"I will definitely be playing safety," Morgan confirmed. "Their pitch to me was that I have unmatched athleticism, so partnering that with a coach like coach Snow who can teach me the fundamentals of the game and the mental side of the game will make me an elite player, and obviously help me get to the next level." 

Morgan is considered as one of most athletic high school football players in the nation with a 144.0 Nike Football Rating. He has earned an elusive summer invite to The Opening Finals in Beaverton, Ore.

"I had to go to three Opening regionals just to get the invite," Morgan said, "and I was so happy when I got it, so it means a lot to go out there and compete in Oregon against the best guys. I think it will help me. Being underrated definitely motivated me. I went into The Chicago Opening with some anger."

Morgan has picked up around 20 scholarship offers -- the most recent from Arizona State -- and while he considers himself firmly committed he is not closing down his recruitment completely.  

"I am definitely solid right now to my commitment with Baylor," Morgan reports, "but I am still allowing coaches to speak up to me and still recruit me, especially the major-Power Five programs."

Morgan made an impact on both sides of the ball as a junior in 2016, when he ran for 207 yards and four touchdowns on 5.3 yards per carry, while recording 56 tackles, two tackles for loss, one interception, one forced fumble, and two pass breakups. Morgan also averaged 26.1 yards on seven kickoff returns and 13.8 yards on 10 punt returns, including one touchdown. 

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