Rutgers On New York Defensive Back's Mind

Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.) standout Wayne Morgan is one of the top safeties in the 2012 class, but he recently changed positions to help his team. Morgan already holds a verbal offer from Rutgers, and he is getting plenty of interest from other schools. Check out what he had to say about his recruitment, and his change in positions.

Even though Wayne Morgan is immersed in his junior season, recruiting is picking up for arguably the best defensive back in New York's class of 2012.

Morgan, a 5-foot-11, 185-pounder out of Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.), holds six verbal offers, including one from Rutgers, and is getting interest from Alabama and Florida as well.

"I'm getting a lot of mail," Morgan said. "It's hard, but fun at the same time. There's a lot of schools, and you don't know which one to choose."

Rutgers is a school Morgan knows plenty about. He camped there in June, and at the time told it was his sixth trip to the school. He planned to take in the game against North Carolina, but a last-minute scheduling change kept that from happening.

"I will get down there at some point this season," Morgan said.

In addition to the offer from Rutgers, Morgan also holds verbal offers from Miami, Penn State, Connecticut, Maryland and Boston College.

But there is one school to correspond with Morgan that has really caught his eye.

"Alabama," he said. "They sent me a nice letter, a hand-written letter, and it was really nice. That was something I didn't expect."

Morgan doubles as Erasmus Hall's dual-threat quarterback, where he entered Saturday's 24-0 win against Kennedy with 275 rushing yards and three scores and 215 passing yards and two touchdowns.

He also had 13 tackles and an interception, but his numbers are down a bit after the coaching staff moved him from safety to cornerback to fill a hole in the defense.

However, schools are recruiting Morgan as a safety, and that is fine with him.

"I like safety better because I can be roaming around," Morgan said. "Corner I have to stay on the man and I can't run around."

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