Morgan sets Irish official

Three-star safety D.J. Morgan decommitted from Arizona State earlier this month and has already set an official visit to check out Notre Dame.

Maybe that Notre Dame offer will sway D.J. Morgan to follow in his cousin Skylar Diggins’ footsteps after all.

Morgan, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound three-star safety from Bellflower, Calif., landed an offer from Notre Dame back in May, about a week after committing to Arizona State. Fast forward two months and Morgan has decommitted from the Sun Devils and reopened his recruitment by scheduling an official visit to South Bend for the home opener against Texas.

“That’s the first one I’m going to take,” Morgan said. “I don’t have any others scheduled but I do plan on taking one to Colorado and Cal.”

Diggins, Morgan’s first cousin, became Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team’s all-time leading scorer and now plays in the WNBA.

Morgan previously visited Notre Dame in April but left South Bend without an offer. He committed to ASU on May 20 and a week later Irish coaches Mike Denbrock and Brian VanGorder visited St. John Bosco High School to personally deliver an offer.

At the time, Morgan said he was firmly committed to Arizona State but recently decided to back off that pledge.

“I decommitted two weeks ago,” he said. “I kind of felt like I may have rushed it a little bit and also I wanted to take a step back and make sure I made the right choice for my future. I wanted to get it right.”

Denbrock remained in close contact with Morgan and now the Irish are among the favorites to land his signature in February.

“There are still others I’m looking at,” Morgan said. “I’m still open to all, especially the schools I’ll be taking official visits to. I’m in a little bit of contact with Louisville and Tennessee and also Minnesota. I’m not sure when an offer will come but I feel like those schools are on the verge of offering.”

Arizona State likely is out of the picture.

“That ship has kind of sailed,” Morgan said. “I kind of lost a lot of contact with ASU since I opened my recruitment.”

Morgan wants his father to accompany him on his official visit to Notre Dame in September.

“Hopefully my dad can make it out this time,” he said. “The last time I went to Notre Dame on an unofficial my dad wasn’t able to see it. Hopefully he’ll get to see it and experience everything that I did.”

Notre Dame is recruiting Morgan as a strong safety.

“I fit in the defense as a strong safety being able to come up and play aligned with a slot receiver or tight end and also coming up into the box being help for the run support,” he said.

Scout.com ranks Morgan as the 48th best safety in the country.


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