UNC Moving Up Morgan's List

In a continued attempt to collect information on North Carolina, Tony Morgan attended the Tar Heels' Spring Game Saturday.

"It was real fun up there," said Morgan. "I got to see how players and coaches were at the spring game. It was very intense."

Morgan, a 6-foot-1 190-pound athlete from Garner (N.C.), focused mostly on player-coach interaction.

"The players listen real well [to the coaches], they play real hard, play real good, and come together on the field," said Morgan. "I can see good things happening there."

Morgan also obtained some additional information during a one-on-one meeting with primary recruiter John Shoop in his office.

"He was telling me how Carolina is interested in me and has offered me," said Morgan. "He was excited about me coming out to their game – choosing their spring game over all the other games I could have went to. And he just filled me in about a couple things about Carolina."

One topic not thoroughly covered is the position North Carolina is recruiting Morgan for.

"I think they're recruiting me for a cornerback – I'm not sure to tell you the truth," said Morgan. "I think it's an athlete so that I can play both sides of the ball, but I'm not really sure. I could play running back or cornerback."

Morgan doesn't have a position preference. While he admits he's more familiar with tailback, he realizes his potential as a defensive back.

Although the trip was meant for research purposes, Morgan said he was able to sit back and enjoy Saturday's game.

"The speed of the game was real quick," said Morgan. "I saw some really big hits on defense. I saw some big plays on offense. So both sides of the ball were very intense, so they had me going for the whole spring game."

Being amid the pseudo game atmosphere Saturday, Morgan's feelings towards UNC have strengthened.

"I've already been saying my feelings for them are really high, but now being out there in the atmosphere and seeing them play and everything I think North Carolina is moving up in the chains now," said Morgan. "They're probably second right now; right behind South Carolina."

Two items are keeping the Gamecocks atop Morgan's list – the coach and the opportunity.

"Steve Spurrier, he's a good coach; he's very upfront – he's willing to let you know what he thinks; and he can get you to the next level," said Morgan.

"South Carolina, they're a rebuilding school and they're trying to get some of the top prospects out there. They've gotten some top prospects already, so I know there're players down there that're going to make difference on the team. I can see myself making a difference down there with them."

Following USC and UNC, Morgan lists Clemson, N.C. State, and East Carolina as the remaining members of his favorites list – in that order. He doesn't plan on making a verbal commitment until after his senior football season.

With the exception of N.C. State, Morgan has been extended a scholarship offer by each member of his favorites list. Also, Colorado offered Friday.

In addition to the Spring Game, Morgan has attended a basketball game in Chapel Hill. He has also unofficially visited Clemson, East Carolina, and N.C. State.

Three of the next four weekends Morgan will be participating in combines and therefore will take a break from unofficial visits.

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