Morgan Takes Second Look

Four-star Texas Tight End Christian Morgan came to the spring game a couple of weeks back. He returned with his family on his sister Ashley's recruiting trip for volleyball. We had a chance to talk to him on his way back to Plano about his second visit to Rebel land.

"This was a good opportunity to visit with my family," said the articulate Morgan, a 6-4, 255-pounder who is highly sought as a football prospect. "My sister is a sophomore in high school and is being recruited in volleyball at Ole Miss, so it was a good time for my family to see what Ole Miss is all about."

Morgan, who makes "A's and B's" in school and made a 25 on his ACT the first time he took it, likes what he sees in Ole Miss.

"I love the people there. It's a Christian environment, the coaches are great and they are doing things the right way to build something special at Ole Miss," said Morgan, who is on track to graduate next December and will be a mid-year signee for some fortunate college. "Ole Miss has a down South feel and it's in the SEC."

Christian is being pursued by a lot of schools and was a little reluctant to go into too much detail about his suitors.

"Right now, I'd just like to say I have four or five schools I am juggling and Ole Miss is one of them, for sure," he continued. "I just want to be able to make a decision before my senior season starts, ideally. I feel blessed to have the options I do."

It is known Baylor, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech are in hot pursuit. Since they are closer to Plano geographically, will distance be a factor in his decision?

"Distance does not matter to me. As long as the school I choose is within driving distance, which Ole Miss is (eight hours), then it's more about fit and where I am the most comfortable," he explained.

Morgan brings a lot to the table for any college and he says he feels he fits in what the Rebels do in their offensive scheme with tight ends.

"I can line up in the slot, I can line up in the backfield or I can line up with my hand on the ground to block someone," he noted. "Ole Miss' offense fits me scheme-wise.

"What Ole Miss on offense with their tight ends is what I am as a player."

Morgan is confident in his ability, but he also understands the transition from high school to college is taxing.

"I want to get more explosive and keep improving everything as I go," he said. "I will work hard and do everything I have to do to make the adjustment physically and mentally. I know the schemes are more complex and I know I have a lot to learn in terms of knowing what to do to beat certain defenses, but I will put in the effort to get that right."

Morgan, who preps at Prestwood Christian in Plano, said he was offered a scholarship by the Rebels prior to his spring game visit.

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