Morgan Reflects On Weekend Visit To OSU

Canton McKinley basketball prospect Raymar Morgan made an official visit to Ohio State this past weekend. Morgan discusses the visit as well as where things stand with his current college choices. Click here for more.

Perhaps it was the visit, perhaps it was fatigue, or perhaps he just didn't have a whole lot to say. But this evening, Raymar Morgan returned home from his official visit to Ohio State with very few in the way of words.

"It went pretty good, I liked it," Morgan said of his visit Sunday evening.

Last week, the 6-8 forward from Canton McKinley took an official visit to the University of Michigan – the first of potentially four consecutive trips to college campuses.

As Morgan returned home from Ann Arbor, he told GoBlueWolverine.com's Sam Webb that he didn't know if he had a leader. It was the first time in several weeks that Morgan did not publicly name a favorite.

So upon returning from Ohio State, Morgan was asked if he felt better about his decision or if it was tougher on him.

"There are still other visits, and every visit I've taken so far has been real good, but now I think it's been a lot harder," Morgan said. "I think it's been tougher."

Aside from visiting with his mother and father for the Ohio State-San Diego State football game, Morgan spent the weekend touring the campus and taking a look at the academic facilities.

Another important part of the weekend was he and his family getting to sit down with Ohio State head coach Thad Matta to discuss his recruitment, something that his mother felt was going to be really important.

"That went fine," Morgan said of their discussions. "We had a good talk."

Morgan said that he felt his mother enjoyed herself, as well as his father.

As for comparing the Ohio State to the Michigan visit, Morgan was not really able to do that. Other than feeling they were about the same.

"I really don't know how I would compare it," Morgan said. "They both were real nice visits."

Morgan says he now is pretty sure he will go ahead and visit Michigan State in two weeks. This upcoming weekend, he will visit Connecticut.

After those visits, Morgan hopes to arrive at a final decision.

"I'm just looking to get it all over with," Morgan said. "It's going to be tough to decide (what to do)."

As for his visit to Ohio State, was it everything he was expecting, or did anything take him by surprise?

"Not really (surprised)," Morgan concluded. "It was what I expected. They showed me everything I was going to get if I come."

Morgan is Ohio's No. 3 prospect in the Class of 2006, according to Ohio High magazine. He is ranked as the nation's No. 28 prospect in that class by ScoutHoops.com.

As a junior, Morgan scored nearly 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds a game last season in helping to lead the Bulldogs to a 27-1 record and the Division I state championship game.

OSU already has verbal commitments from four of the nation's top 30 prospects in Greg Oden, Daequan Cook, Mike Conley and David Lighty.

Click the link below to reach Morgan's ScoutHoops.com bio page. There are links to two video clips there, including highlights from Morgan's play in the state championship game.

Raymar Morgan Bio Page


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