Recruiting: Texas OL waiting for OU's offer

Lancaster, Texas offensive lineman Anthony Morgan profile

Anthony Morgan, OT, 6'4, 336, 5.0, LANCATER, TEXAS:

Anthony Morgan is one of those big guys who can really move, and in this day and age the collegiate coaches love the fact he can play both guard and tackle. Morgan is so talented that he has not been lost in the shuffle despite attending three different high schools since his freshman year. As a freshman, Morgan started at defensive tackle at Austin Reagan. And then as a sophomore, he started on defense at Austin Johnson at defensive tackle, linebacker and fullback in goal-line situations. It wasn't until last year that Morgan moved over to offensive tackle at Lancaster.

"That move turned out to be a real good move for me," said Morgan. "I ended up being a real good blocker. I was used to playing defense all my life, but I turned out to be good as a blocker. Trying to block the guys on defense didn't turn out to be as bad as I thought it would. They weren't as fast as I thought they were going to be. So, I just turned out to be a very good blocker last year."

Morgan can bench 265 pounds, squats 550 and he has posted a 26-inch vertical jump. As a freshman and sophomore, Morgan started in hoops but gave up the roundball to concentrate on powerlifting for football last season. He went to the UT summer camp the summer going into his sophomore year. He plans to attend one-day camps at Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M, Kansas State and Alabama.

Morgan has been offered TCU, Kansas State, Kansas, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Baylor, Houston, Alabama and Arizona.

"I am just thinking hard about all the schools and I am going to try to evaluate them throughout my senior season," said Morgan. "I really don't know a lot about these schools, so I am going to try to find out all I can about them. I hope to start making some decisions towards the end of my senior year. I don't really have a top five, but I really like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Alabama."

What if the Sooners and Longhorns offer, especially since he lived in Austin for a while?

"I really like Oklahoma and I am really interested to see if I can get a scholarship to go there," said Morgan. "I am going to work hard and my goal is to get a scholarship offer from Oklahoma, and I hope that happens at some point. I grew up in Austin so I rooted somewhat for the University of Texas. They have a good program and they recruit real well. It would be a blessing if I would get an offer from them."

Morgan says he has qualified.

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