All Irish: Nyles Morgan

In the 17th of its series, Notre Dame middle linebacker commit Nyles Morgan of Crete (Ill.) Crete-Monee is broken down with a recruitment recap and player analysis. As a five-star prospect and the No. 3 ranked middle linebacker in the class of 2014, Morgan is Notre Dame's highest ranked commit in this class.

Nyles Morgan (Middle linebacker)

Location: Crete (Ill.) Crete-Monee

Rank: No. 3 ranked middle linebacker, Five-star

Quick Hit:

Entering the summer of 2013, Nyles Morgan already had over 30 offers. The schools he told that were recruiting him the hardest at that point were Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon and Vanderbilt. Those offers followed a junior season where Morgan had 140 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions as his team won the state title.

Morgan visited Notre Dame in the spring, and the Irish were thought to be in good position to land him. However, as summer continued and the fall season approached, Morgan looked to go in a different direction, naming a top six of Florida, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt in September.

Notre Dame jumped back in the game for Morgan when he decided to take an official visit to South Bend for the USC game in late October. After that, Morgan would take two more back-to-back visits to see Notre Dame. He would announce his decision to attend Notre Dame and the Army Bowl in January, over finalists Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.

This ranks as one of Notre Dame's most impressive landings, not just as a player, but as a feat of reeling him in. Thought to be SEC bound for much of his senior season, the Irish were still able to maintain momentum after his area coordinator (Chuck Martin) and position coach (Bob Diaco) left Notre Dame.

Notable Quotable:

"He is inquisitive as a player, he asks a lot of questions just for clarification and they are good questions. He constantly wants to evolve with the process and cares about being a good football player, and he is just a lights out football player." – Crete-Monee's head coach, John Konecki

Links of Note:

Morgan's Initial Commitment Analysis

Morgan's profile, highlights, and all stories

Williams is commit No. 17 broken down in the "All Irish" series. Click below to view the first sixteen in the series:

WR Justin Brent

DE Andrew Trumbetti

LB Greer Martini

DT Jay Hayes

OG Jimmy Byrne

QB DeShone Kizer

OG Sam Mustipher

TE Nic Weishar

OT Alex Bars

OT Quenton Nelson

LB Jonathan Bonner

DE Grant Blankenship

CB Nick Watkins

P/K Tyler Newsome

S/LB Drue Tranquill

MLB Nyles Morgan

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