Morgan Still Liking Iowa

Anthony Morgan long has liked the Iowa Football Program. The '12 safety from Texas still is high on the Hawkeyes, but he's taking his time with the recruiting process. Hawkeye Insider talked with Morgan to see how that was going.

The recruiting process of Anthony Morgan is beginning to come into focus. It's far from over, however.

"So far I have 12 offers," the Class of 2012 safety from Texas said. "I can't even really name the schools because I really don't remember them all. I know I have them from Iowa, Arizona, Stanford, Virginia; schools like that.

"I'm just soaking it all in, waiting to get more offers and staying open minded about it."

Morgan expects to trim his list of schools when he can begin taking official visits in September.

"I'm going to take all of my official visits," the 6-foot-2, 195-pound safety said. "That will cut it down to a Top 5. After the visits will be when I cut it down even more."

There are two schools already locked into official visits for Morgan.

"I know Iowa will be one of my official visits and also Arizona," he said. "But I'm not sure exactly who else. I still have to research the other schools and see what they're about.

"It's kind of a whole process I do with my parents. We look at the school as a whole, the graduation rate and stuff like that.

The Hawkeyes sit well with Morgan and his parents.

"Iowa has a great graduation rate," he said. "My parents are very big on Iowa. They win and educate their players."

Iowa is the only school on the offer list visited by Morgan. He took an unofficial in the spring.

Morgan can't put a finger on what it will take from a school to earn his commitment.

"I guess just having that warm and fuzzy feeling whoever I go and visit," he said. "I want that vibe that it's the right place for me. I want a family atmosphere where they all get along."

Morgan is hoping to study business in college. Distance from home isn't expected to factor into his decision.

"I talked to my mom about it and she really doesn't have a problem with me leaving," he said. "She's going to support me wherever I go."

Scout.com ranks Morgan as the 39th best safety prospect nationally in the '12 Class. The Plano Prestonwood Christian product is a three-star athlete on a five-start scale.

"I think I'm aggressive and am a ball-hawk," he said. "I try to get to the ball. I like to hit, so just I'm real aggressive."


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