TOWSON, Md. -- Calvert Hall in Towson always has a high Division I player or so in the pipeline each year, and while the 2015 crop has been well-established, the Cardinals do boast a surefire FBS recruit in the 2016 class. Athlete Morgan Scroggins, who projects as a cornerback or strong safety in college, is a 5-foot-11, 185-pound specimen with plenty of early interest.
"I actually do have two offers on the table. Like the summer of my eighth grade year I was working out at a camp with a few others guys and the Youngstown State coaches saw me there and offered on the spot," Scroggins said. "Then right after my freshman year Northern Illinois offered me too. But besides them, I'm getting looks from places like Clemson, Maryland, Penn State, NC State, Rutgers, Duke, Purdue and a couple others."
Scroggins, thanks to his travels with the Next Level Nation workout group, has already visited and/or camped at a number of locales. He's seen schools throughout Ohio, the mid-Atlantic, the Carolinas and the Northeast. More recently, Scroggins and his Calvert Hall teammates returned from a long 7-on-7 tour that took them to UVA, NC State, Duke, UNC and Wake Forest. He wrapped up his camp tour with Maryland June 21, James Madison, Penn State, Towson and a few others.
"I really liked Duke. They popped out to me the most of the schools I've seen recently. I just really like their program, how it's great academics and how they're on the up and up. I could see myself at Duke," Scroggins said. "I liked Wake too, though I don't know too much about the program yet. They're building back up. And Maryland, that's a nice school right there and I did real well out there [for the 7-on-7]."
Scroggins said there are at least three other schools that have caught his eye during his travels. West Virginia and Penn State, along with Duke, are his current three favorites, while Rutgers and Maryland have stood out as well.
"I've always liked Rutgers. I've been up there a couple times now. The atmosphere is great at Rutgers, they have a good coaching staff and the players up there seem to like it. That's a school I'm interested in," he said. "Penn State is one I want to hear from more. I have some former teammates there and I think that's a real nice program up there. I really like them. And West Virginia, just a football town down there and the coaches down there are real nice too."
As for the Terps, Scroggins said he hasn't had too much contact with them yet. He said he'd love to hear more though and believes he could've caught their eye at the 7-on-7.
"Maryland, they're on the come up. I've always liked Maryland," Scroggins said. "I would be very interested if they came after me. Hometown school, and I watched the program a lot so I know what it's about. I know their offense changed up from more run-based to more passing, and I really like that. And defensively they bring a lot of energy and I love that too. And Stefon Diggs is there and he's one of the best in the country."
Scroggins said he can play slot receiver, safety and corner, though he assumes colleges will convert him to defense. If that's the side of the ball he winds up on, Scroggins' preference is to hang out on an island, but if he continues to add bulk he said he'll probably end up at safety.
"Honestly, I just want to ball," he said. "Just put me out there and I'll do my thing."
Last year Scroggins hauled in 50 passes and scored four touchdowns. He had one interception on defense.
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