Morgan likes Iowa family atmosphere

For Prestonwood Christian (TX) safety Anthony Morgan it seems to be all about the feeling of being wanted and needed. Iowa did that for him this weekend.

After Prestonwood Christian (TX) safety Anthony Morgan visited Oklahoma in March, the junior 3-star prospect put the Sooners in the rear view mirror. After multiple trips to Norman and a meeting with coaching staff, he didn't feel needed.

It wasn't the same scenario in Iowa City on Saturday.

"I just liked everything, the feeling that I got when I got there. It was snowing, which was weird, but besides the weather, it was a great visit," said Morgan. "I did feel needed at Iowa. The coaches were really straightforward. They just seemed like they really wanted me. They told me that they think I could be a key part to their program in the future and that I fit the program well, that was nice to hear.

"At OU, I went to their camps two years in a row, the second year performing really well. I sat with the coaches and they told me they shouldn't' t mess around and just pull the trigger and offer me. But I still haven't gotten an offer yet. They aren't really keeping up with their word; I do not really like that. I want some honesty."

With a great trip to Iowa fresh on his mind, where do the Hawks now stand in his recruitment?

"I would say Iowa and Arizona are in the lead right now. Arizona has been showing me some major interest as well. They offered me a couple weeks ago and tell me they really want me. I want to head over there and check things out," said Morgan. "I'm still going to keep my options open and talk to other schools, but I really like Iowa. It was a nice trip.

"The atmosphere was great. It was a really tight knit family. The players and coaches bonded to a point I had never seen before. Everyone treats everyone with respect. They have really come together as a family. I could see them all getting along even if there wasn't football. That was cool to see."

With recruits in the Dallas-Fort Worth area committing all around him, Morgan has decided that his recruitment should becoming to an end in a few months.

"I'm talked to my parents about it and I think I'm going to make a decision before the start of the season. I just don't want to be playing with the pressures and confusion. Another thing is, if I was to get hurt, which I'm hoping that I don't, I don't want schools to back off on me," said Morgan.

Texas football prospects are often turned off by windy snow conditions, but for Morgan it was a chance to see how loyal Iowa fans really are.

"They had probably 15,000 to 20,000 fans there, which shows they have support. It wasn't snowing during the game, but it was windy and cold," said Morgan. "The players were talking about how it was really bizarre for it to be snowing this late. I was talking to Coach Ferentz about it and he said that in all the years he has been coaching there, it has never snowed during a home game."

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