UNC Signee Update: Robert Morgan

The JuCo cornerback is expected to add depth this season. But, his focus is his effort.

Robert Morgan basically has everything in-line for his North Carolina enrollment in a week.

“I’m all squared away with everything,” Morgan said. “I’m through admissions. I got my classes for summer school. I just have to send in some medical information, but everything else I’ve done. I’m in the school. Everything is 100-percent a go.”

Since Morgan was a qualifier out of high school, graduating from Pasadena (Calif.) CC wasn’t a prerequisite for UNC admittance. Instead, he had to complete 40-percent of his major, business administration, which he achieved with a late start class.

“I was a class off from graduating,” Morgan said. “… I could have had two AAs. I just decided to focus on football during the summer and then take care of my business during the fall and spring semesters at North Carolina.” 

Morgan, who attended Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian School, has two years of eligibility remaining, plus a red-shirt season. The defensive back verbally committed to UNC in early April while officially visiting campus. He didn’t sign a Letter-of-Intent, but has inked a financial aid agreement with UNC.

On June 14, Morgan will fly out of Los Angeles International Airport. He’ll land at RDU later that night.

“This last week, I just want to make sure I’m all squared away at home,” Morgan said. “I have to take care of some business out here. 

“Other than that, I’m just enjoying my last week I’ll have here in L.A. Really, it’s my last week until winter break or possibly spring break. So, I’m just enjoying my time out here. I get my workouts in in the morning and then hang out with some of my friends later in the day.”

The workout Morgan has been following is the one assembled by UNC’s strength and conditioning staff. He’s also been studying up on the Tar Heels’ playbook.

“I’m just making sure I’m prepared when I step foot on campus and I won’t be behind,” Morgan said. 

Preparation is important since Morgan will be counted on to – at least – provide depth this coming season.

“[Coach Charlton Warren] expects me to compete for the No. 3 corner spot right away – the nickel spot,” Morgan said. “We’ll see how I perform in the summer and fall camp and take it from there.”

Despite the likelihood for playing time, Morgan says he’s “goal free” for this coming season.

“I just want to put in 100-percent effort and let the chips fall where they may,” Morgan said. “If I put in 100-percent effort, I know that I’ll get something out of it.”

Warren and Morgan haven’t discussed jersey numbers. 

“For me, as a junior college guy, I could care less what my jersey number is,” Morgan said. “I just have to get out and perform on the field and let my play speak for itself. I want to make whatever number I get legendary there.”



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