Iowa State lands Florida safety

Frostproof (FL) High School's Clifford Morgan has believed Iowa State was the right place for him for a long time. On Monday night he decided to make things official by pledging his commitment to the Iowa State coaching staff.

"I've been close to committing to them for a while," said Morgan. "I just had to discuss things over with my parents and they were fully supportive of my decision."

The 6-foot-2, 189-pound safety is playing linebacker this season but that will change when he lands in Ames. "They are looking at me to play strong safety and I feel that I can really make a big difference in their program," said Morgan. "Coach (Wally) Burnham has told me that they need my Florida speed and they also love the way that I hit players."

Clifford says that his relationship with Coach Burnham has been a huge factor in him committing to Iowa State. "He has just been so persistent and I've probably spoken with him close to once a week for a long time," he said. "For him to take the time out of his busy schedule to talk with me each week is just really impressive."

Clifford is now trying to set up his official visit to Iowa State and is just happy to know that he will be playing his college football in the Big 12.

"When I talked with Coach Rhoads tonight he just said that he was really happy that I had committed and that he hoped that I would be able to take a visit during December," said Morgan.

"I'm just really excited to be playing in the Big 12 and I'm especially looking to help the Iowa State program."


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