Morgan sees potential in Purdue

One of the most talented linebackers in the country is curious about Purdue's potential. Four-star middle linebacker Nyles Morgan believes in what Darrell Hazell's new regime is capable of building in West Lafayette. Morgan discusses that and more in this Boiler Sports Report feature.

When Nyles Morgan received his first scholarship offer last May, coming from Illinois, he was absolutely elated. Little did the Crete-Monee (Ill.) linebacker know, many more would follow.

Morgan, the nation's fourth-ranked middle linebacker, has 17 scholarship offers on the table. The list includes Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, USC, and many more.

"It's pretty crazy," said Morgan. "I never thought I'd get this much attention in my life."

But the four-star standout isn't taking any of it for granted; especially as his recruitment has gained national attention.

"It's always exciting to get an offer from a new school," Morgan said.

Morgan's stock began to rise during his junior season, which saw Crete-Monee run the table en route to a state championship.

College scouts packed into the bleachers to watch the junior Morgan plus senior standout Laquon Treadwell. Crete-Monee continued to click as the season progressed, and its two stars became commodities.

"That was one of the biggest accomplishments of my life," said Morgan of the championship season. "I'm just very, very glad to be where I was."

Morgan added an offer from the Purdue Boilermakers early in his recruitment, when former head coach Danny Hope was at the helm. Now, Darrell Hazell's staff has continued its recruitment of the linebacker.

"I've heard that they're going to be doing big things," Morgan said of the new Purdue coaching staff.

For now, Morgan is taking his time with the recruiting process. He continues to evaluate each option, but new offers make his decision even more difficult. He does, however, know what to look for in the right school.

"A good relationship with the coaches," he said. "Plus academics and a winning football program."

Stay with Boiler Sports Report for continued coverage of Nyles Morgan's recruitment.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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