Focus 2012: DB Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan is arguably the state's hardest hitter, pound-for-pound. A few months ago, the junior from Catholic-BR became an instant Internet sensation due to a video clip in which he nearly decapitated an opposing WR. Read further to find out more about the '12 prospect who strikes fear into the heart of skill players in the Baton Rouge area.

"I had 89 tackles, four sacks, and an interception last year," said junior Chris Morgan (Catholic-BR). "I play a strong safety/linebacker hybrid position. If an offense is using three wide receivers, I'll cover the slot."

Morgan, a 6-foot-0, 186-pounder, is already well-known to recruiting fans. During a locally-televised game against Denham Springs last September, he leveled a vicious hit against a wide receiver who dared to come across the middle. Shortly thereafter, the video hit YouTube and it's been shared and watched by scores of amazed fans since then.

"Actually, it was funny," said Morgan, when asked to describe the aforementioned play. "The kid I hit had been talking smack all night to one of our corners after he caught a pass. I don't think he'll do that again."

The loquacious junior has plenty to say about recruiting and his schools of interest.

Georgia Tech: "I'm going to their Junior Day in February. I'm hearing from their DBs coach. He saw my highlight tape and liked it. They're my number two school after LSU. I always wanted to go there. I know their defensive lineman, Jason Peters, pretty well. He played at Catholic and my mom works with his mom. Our families are close. He tells me that the academics are good there. He also says that their coaching staff gets after you and makes you work hard."

LSU: "I grew up around LSU and I love the atmosphere. The fans are 100% into the game at Tiger Stadium. I'd love to play there."

Louisiana Tech: "They have a good program and I like it. I've been looking at their recruiting classes the past couple of years and it looks like they are a good program to invest in. They should have a lot success in the future."

Miami: "There's a lot of stuff I like about Miami. They're my number three school (after LSU and Georgia Tech). They're the first school I liked when I was a little kid. Miami got me into watching college football. I remember watching the Ohio State/Miami national championship game back in the day. They've had some down years, but that's my team. It would be a dream come true to play there."

Catholic went 6-5 in 2010 and reached the first-round of the Class 5A playoffs.


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