Morgan says recruitment is a "good headache"

Crete-Monee (Ill.) '14 LB, Nyles Morgan reflects on his recruitment and his contact with the Michigan coaching staff, a possible visit to Ann Arbor, a decision timeline and more.

Crete-Monee (Ill.) 2014 linebacker, Nyles Morgan has a big decision to make.

With double digit offers including Michigan, Alabama, Oregon, Florida, Notre Dame and Ohio State, to name a few. It's easy to see why he says his recruitment is a "good headache to have" as he heads into his senior season.

"It's a good feeling, you know," Morgan told GoBlueWolverine. "But you still have your responsibilities to take care of. It kind of cuts into your life and things like that. ‘We got do this with the little brother' and then ‘oh yeah, coached called.' It's like a good headache to have."

Nevertheless, Morgan is focused on finding a program that fits his needs.

"I am looking for first—academics," said Morgan, who plans on majoring in engineering or psychology. "Then, how comfortable I am around the school body. The coaches, the fans, everything, the atmosphere. And I would say, a winning football program."

At 6-foot-3, 222-pounds, Morgan is rated a four-star prospect and No. 4 linebacker in the latest player rankings. He said Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee and Florida have all been by his school in the past week. The Michigan coaching staff has reached out to him as well.

"Coach (Curt) Mallory came by,' he said. "I also talked with (defensive coordinator) Greg Mattison on the phone last week. He said he would be by this week."

With the Wolverine coaching staff accelerating their efforts to connect with Morgan, he said he would like to build a better relationship with Mattison.

"I just want to have a good conversation with him," he said. "I had previously good conversations with him before. At Michigan we had real good conversation. That was pretty nice, too. I just want to get to know him a little better and have him get to know me."

Morgan has already been on Michigan's once, when he came to Ann Arbor for unofficial visit last winter. And he hasn't ruled out the possibility of another visit.

"They probably want me to come by for a game or a barbecue in July," he said. "Just come down and see the place I guess.

"I would like to see more of the campus. I would like to see more of the atmosphere really. When I went, there really wasn't too many people there. I want to see more of the people and what they are like and how everything functions and runs there."

With Michigan off to a strong start in the 2014 class rankings, Morgan acknowledged he has taken notice. However, he admits it won't go too far into his decision making process.

"It is part of that," he said. "But it is more about coaching really. Cause you can have good players but then not know what to do with them. I'm looking at how they us their players and win games with them."

As far as a decision timeline, Morgan said it's a matter of comfort.

"When I feel that it's right," he said. "I'm not trying to rush anything really. Cause this is probably the biggest decision of my life so far. I'm not trying to rush it. Yeah, I'm probably going to do it when I'm comfortable, probably maybe after the season."

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