MICHAEL MORGAN, LB, 6'3, 190, 4.5, DALLAS (SKYLINE HS), TEXAS:
Michael Morgan is not your prototype linebacker that weighs 230 pounds in high school, but with his speed and height he has college recruiters all over the country talking about his abilities. Those college coaches know that Morgan will grow into a 230-pound outside linebacker, and they know he will still be able to run with 4.5 speed.
"I have always been able to run," said Morgan. "I can't let my blocker get a good shot on me and I can't let the ball carrier get in front of me. When I am chasing him from the backside, it is my responsibility to catch him, and most of the time I can."
Morgan goes into his senior year as a three-year starter at defensive end. Last season, Morgan made 98 tackles, 18 sacks, seven caused fumbles and 11 tackles for loss. Morgan can bench 280 pounds, squats 350 and he runs the anchor leg in the relays in track.
Morgan has never been to a football camp, but he hopes to attend the Oklahoma and Texas A&M camps this summer. Morgan has been offered by 12 schools thus far and the recruiting game is something that he is trying to learn all about.
"I really don't have a real solid top five right now," said Morgan. "I am looking at Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC. I like USC, but they haven't really talked to me yet. Oklahoma is one of the top schools that I like. They have good coaching, tradition and they are a very successful program."
Morgan plays defensive end at Skyline, but he is projected as an outside linebacker in college. Morgan has qualified and OU has offered.
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