'NC State Leads'

DeAndre Morgan is back home concentrating on his team after attending three football camps in the state of Florida. Pack Pride caught up with him to get his thoughts on his camps, leaders and future summer plans.

DeAndre Morgan has finished his summer camps and now looks to begin workouts with his Suncoast teammates.

"I am a team player and I want to concentrate on my team right now so I'm not going to anymore camps this year," he said. "Other teams think they can concentrate on me and beat us and I told my teammates that they would have to step up this year."

Morgan has been busy attending camps at Florida, Miami and South Florida. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound athlete put on a show while at Miami, ripping off a 4.26 40-yard dash, the fastest time recorded at the camp. While the Miami coaches told Morgan they were impressed with his speed, they did not lay an offer on the table.

"I work hard, and I am a team player. I feel I am one of the best defenders in the nation. At the Miami camp, the receivers only caught one pass against me. I have the speed to defend against the best."

"My coach told me they came in late and offered Devin Hester (2002 Suncoast Alumni). If they wait that long on me, I doubt I'll be around."

A new leader has emerged for DeAndre after the summer camps.

"I would say NC State leads right now. My brother (DeJuan) has been talking to me about it up there. He likes the fans and the atmosphere. When I went up there I liked it a lot."

DaJuan Morgan is a redshirt freshman safety for the Wolfpack who should play a lot in the 2005 season.

DeAndre told Pack Pride that he looked forward to getting up to North Carolina and visting the Wolfpack.

"We're going to try and make it up to NC State for their games this season so I'll be able to see them a lot with DaJuan playing there."

Besides NC State, the only other school Morgan mentioned was Miami who he listed as second at this point. He already has offers from Clemson, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Syracuse, Ole Miss, Temple, Vanderbilt, Akron, Rutgers, and NC State. The Wolfpack offered just a few months back, and are recruiting him very hard.

"NC State offered a couple of months ago in the letters they were sending me. My brother also said I had a scholarship waiting. They told me they were moving some players around on the defensive side, and they said I would be an inpact player for NC State at cornerback."

Morgan stated he is in no hurry to make a decision and will likely take official visits before picking a college.

Junior Stats: On the high school level, Morgan is lightning in a bottle. He possesses tremendous speed (10.7-second 100m) and acceleration and in 2004, had close to 1,000 all-purpose yards on offense and 30 tackles and three interceptions on defense despite an injury-shortened year.

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