Morgan looking hard at Memphis

After returning from a trip to Puerto Rico, Catholic High (Baton Rouge, La.) defensive back Chris Morgan told TigerAuthority.com that while he hasn't set a final list yet, the University of Memphis is a favorite to land his defensive services.

After returning from a trip to Puerto Rico, Catholic High (Baton Rouge, La.) defensive back Chris Morgan told TigerAuthority.com that while he hasn't set a final list yet, the University of Memphis is a favorite to land his defensive services.

Morgan was in Puerto Rico visiting his grandmother.

Morgan said he will take visits to the schools showing interest in him — Memphis, SMU, Louisiana — before making a decision. He said he'll finalize the dates in a couple of weeks.

"I like the situation (at Memphis) as far as playing time," Morgan said. "(U of M linebackers) coach (Galen) Scott told me I'll be able to compete early and contribute on special teams as a nickel back. That's exciting.

"I like the program, the new coaches and the philosophy. They're going to turn that place around."

Morgan said he's particularly enjoyed his conversations with Scott.

"I love coach Scott," Morgan said. "He's one of my favorite recruiters. We can talk about anything, not just about football. That's big to me. I'm going to go to a place where I feel like family, that's what I want. He does a good job."

Morgan, who hails from Louisiana, said it's important to him that Memphis frequents his home state to search for talent.

The 5-foot-11 defensive back also recently scaled interest from Georgia Tech, although the Yellow Jackets haven't yet offered.

Georgia Tech is looking over his transcripts before they offer, he said.

Morgan said he'll most likely decide midseason.

"If not then, then right after the season," Morgan said. "I'm not deciding any later than like one week after the season ends."


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