Rutgers Offers Class of 2012's Morgan

A pair of Rutgers assistant coaches were at Franklin High (Somerset, N.J.) Wednesday, and by the time they left class of 2012 RB/DB Kye Morgan had an offer. Morgan spoke with about the offer, which is his first, his fondness of the Scarlet Knights, and what position Rutgers wants him to play. He also updated the other schools recruiting him.

Rutgers assistant coaches Bob Fraser and P.J. Fleck were at Franklin High (Somerset, N.J.) Wednesday to check in on a few prospects, and by early morning class of 2012 prospect Kye Morgan had his first verbal offer.

The Scarlet Knights assistants let Warriors coach Louis Solomon know Morgan was getting a verbal offer, and it took only a few minutes for word to circulate to Morgan, a running back and defensive back.

"I kinda knew it would happen, but I didn't know when it would come," Morgan said. "I like Rutgers. It's a good academic school, I like the football team, and it's got good coaches."

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound was a regular on the Rutgers campus in the summer and he attended games in the fall. He already built a relationship with the Scarlet Knights staff, and thinks highly of the program.

So, what does Morgan like, in particular, about Rutgers?

"The fans, the atmosphere during the games, and just how they play," he said. "I like how they practice. It's fast-paced. I'm in contact with the coaches. I like the coaches. They send letters and I'll call them a couple of times during the week."

The offer figures to be the first of a number Morgan will receive before his senior season begins.

As a junior, he rushed for 1,033 yards and 17 touchdowns on 169 carries, and caught 14 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns. He also excelled in the secondary, making 89 tackles and intercepting two passes, and schools are split on where to play him.

"Some schools are looking at me as a running back, and some are looking at me for defensive back," Morgan said. "I like both, so whatever they need is fine. Rutgers, I think it's running back, for the most part."

Among the many schools Morgan is hearing from are Connecticut, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

He has been invited to a number of junior days, but is yet to decide which ones he will attend. However, despite living in the shadows of Rutgers, he is not ready to name a favorite.

"Whatever fits me is good for me," Morgan said. "I'm going to try and visit as many schools as I can."

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