PSU Keys In On Kye

Kye Morgan is one of the fastest athletes in the state of New Jersey and the Class of 2012 product already holds a scholarship offer while courting interest from PSU.

Most juniors in high school can't wait for a snow day. There is something about the expectation the night before, a tad bit of a mythical power about the snow falling from the sky ushering in a free day – a day without school. Kye Morgan, on the other hand, isn't that thrilled with the seemingly endless barrage of white flakes and school closings.

You see, it is slowing down his recruitment.

"Penn State was set to come in and see me last week, they really liked my film," Morgan told FightOnState.com. "But then we had a snow day and school was cancelled. They wanted to get a hard copy of my highlights though. That was tough but they should be back soon."

It has been a busy offseason for the running back out of Somerset, NJ. Morgan is an athlete prospect out of the central part of the state that four years ago boasted Scout.com four star athlete Mason Robinson. He already has hauled in an offer from nearby Rutgers, about 15 minutes from his house. Terming himself an "athlete," Morgan so far is garnering steady interest from UConn, Virginia, Georgia, Boston College and Miami.

The Scarlet Knights remain his only offer after the program's Junior Day last month and expects an offer from UConn soon, but he is also interested in learning more about the Nittany Lions as well.

"They're a great program with a lot of history," Morgan said. "I was excited to hear that they contacted my coach and wanted to learn more about me – I'd like to learn more about them too."

Morgan is getting ready to run track this spring after a sophomore campaign where he won the county title in the long jump. He runs the 100m, 200m and also participates in the triple jump. He claims a 100m time of "11 seconds flat." He says that participation in track will limit his ability to attend spring camps and combines but he sees the versatility and skills offered in sprinting as a beneficial for football.

It's that type of athleticism that is making him an intriguing prospect on the recruiting trail.

"I can play running back or in the secondary as a defensive back," Morgan said. "I don't care, I just like to play football, I like both offense and defense. Whatever gets me on the field, wherever the coaches see best that I can help the team, that's what matters to me."

Last January, Morgan participated in the U.S. Army National Combine as a sophomore, one of a dozen sophomores in an event primarily for high school juniors.


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