Rutgers Checks In On Franklin Running Back

Rutgers was limited in where it visited last weekend to check out prospects, but one place the Scarlet Knights staff went was to see Franklin High and running back Kye Morgan. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Morgan spoke to about his recruitment, whether an offer could be coming his way and his focus for the rest of the season.

Rutgers may not have to go far when it comes to landing a running back in the class of 2012.

Franklin High's Kye Morgan, who plays his home games a few miles from Rutgers Stadium, doesn't have an offer from the Scarlet Knights, but one could be coming soon.

Rutgers had an assistant coach at last week's game to see Morgan and his teammate, class of 2012 receiver Carlton Agudosi, play against Hunterdon Central.

"I like them," Morgan said. They're academics are great and they have a really good program. They were No. 1 in the country in (Academic Progress Rate)."

Morgan has been to a number of Rutgers games and visited campus several times in the summer.

However, the interest in the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Morgan certainly isn't limited to his home state school. He has carried 116 times for 618 yards and 12 touchdowns and caught nine passes for 198 yards this season. He also has 57 tackles, and schools across the nation are taking notice.

"I've been getting a lot of letters and talking to a lot of coaches on Facebook," Morgan said. "There's a lot. Rutgers, Connecticut, Temple, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Miami, Syracuse, Penn State, UCLA, North Carolina …There's a lot."

He has topped the 100-yard mark four times and helped lead Franklin to a 5-2 mark heading into Saturday's game against Ridge.

The Warriors are looking to tune up before making a run in the Central Jersey Group 4 playoffs.

"We're just taking it one game at a time. We won't go to the championship if we're not taking it one game at a time," Morgan said. "We have to stop the penalties. We must have had penalties on eight touchdowns that got called back because of penalties."

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