Morgan Discusses Weekend Visit To Ohio State

Coatesville, Pa., defensive end prospect Derrick Morgan discussed his weekend official visit to Ohio State for the Penn State game. Morgan said he plans to get all of his visits done by November so he can make an early commitment and enroll at his school of choice in January. Click here for more.

Coatesville, Pa., defensive end prospect Derrick Morgan was among four out-of-state prospects who made official visits to Ohio State over this past weekend for the Penn State game.

Other prospects making visits this past weekend included North Carolina WR-LB Greg Little, Florida DB James Scott and Delaware OL-DL Devon Still.

Morgan (6-4, 260, 4.9) is rated as the nation's 17th-best defensive end prospect by Scout.com. That service also ranks him as the seventh-best prospect overall in Pennsylvania.

He arrived at OSU on Saturday and attended the game against Penn State. Morgan, hosted by OSU freshman defensive end Robert Rose, stayed until Monday before heading home.

Morgan visited Georgia Tech Sept. 2 for the Notre Dame game. After OSU, he has visits set with Miami (Fla.) this coming weekend and Penn State Oct. 14. He could also see N.C. State Nov. 4 or possibly Boston College that weekend or another one.

"This was my second official visit," Morgan said. "I have been to Georgia Tech, too. It went pretty good. It was a good visit. Ohio State's defense played real well. I saw great intensity out of them. Robert Rose was my host. He was real cool."

Morgan said he intends to graduate early and enroll at his school of choice in January so he can go through winter conditioning and spring football.

"I have to decide in December," Morgan said. "I plan to enroll early. The chance at playing time will play a factor in what I decide to do. Getting along well with the coaches and other players, as well as academics, those are the things that will help make the difference for me."

Morgan, who had 10 sacks as a junior, discussed what the coaches said they had in mind for him.

"Ohio State is recruiting me for the Leo position," he said. "They explained it to me in detail. I am a defensive end in high school and I play running back and fullback on offense. I don't think I will grow into a defensive tackle. I will cross that bridge when I come to it."

Morgan said his team is 3-1 on the young season. He boasts a 3.8 GPA and scored a 1480 on the SAT.


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