Who Gets Josh Morgan?

In what has to be one of the more intersting and odd recruiting stories over the past few years, wide receiver Josh Morgan tells yet another reporter that he has made a commitment. Who will it be this time? Maryland, as was rumored last night? Iowa, as Morgan was quoted on this morning? Or Virginia Tech, who Morgan commented on later today?

"I didn't commit at all over the weekend. There is a lot of bad information out there," says the 6-foot-2, 215 pounder who enrolled at Fork Union from H.D. Woodson. So has a decision even been made at all?

"I committed to Virginia Tech today. I felt it was the best place for me to go get my academics finished and develop my athletics. I could see myself growing into a great player there."

In Morgan, the Hokies pick up a player that answered his critics.

"I had a great combine. I just ran the 40, but had a 4.35. After that like every school offered. Pittsburgh, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, Iowa, Kent State, Marshall, and Temple all offered."

With two visits over the weekend, will Morgan take an official visit to Blacksburg?

"I'm not taking any more visits. I've been to Virginia Tech like three times, so I don't need to visit again. I plan on enrolling in the spring."

end of Miller Safrit's Interview

The Hawkeye Nation Slant with Jon Miller

This is one of the more bizarre recruiting stories I have been associated with during my five years of closely covering Iowa football recruiting.

Rivals had a story last night that had him committed to Maryland. Hawkeyenation.com and The Insiders' recruiting analyst Josh Clark learned last night that Morgan had give the Iowa coaching staff his verbal commitment. We were unable to get in contact and quote Morgan, as is our policy, and were working on doing that early this morning so that we could release that news.

Rivals then had a story this morning that had him committed to Iowa, and then another story with him committed to Virginia Tech.

And now this from Morgan.

What does it all mean? Who knows for sure. Morgan said that there had been some bad information out there, but that doesn't jive with quotes that were attributed to him, and knowing some of those sources as I do, I have no reason to believe they were not accurate. In fact, I think everyone that has reported this story has written what they were told by Morgan.

Changing your mind is one thing, of course, and we all have that option.

Given that this is a dead period for recruiting, meaning that coaches cannot contact prospects, the Iowa staff might not know where they stand until after the first of the year when they can contact Morgan personally.

Stay tuned on this one, as it may not be over yet.

Hawkeye Insider Top Stories