Shuler Commitment Impresses Morgan

When Long Branch (N.J.) High's Miles Shuler committed to Rutgers last weekend, the decision had ripple effects around the region, and not just in the 2011 class. Wayne Morgan, a highly sought-after defensive back in the 2012 class, took notice. The Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.J.) standout spoke to about his recruitment, and how Shuler's commitment could influence his decision.

During Rutgers camp in June, Long Branch (N.J.) High's Miles Shuler and Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.) defensive back Wayne Morgan formed a bond.

So, when Shuler committed to Rutgers last weekend, it registered high with Morgan, who holds six offers.

But does Shuler's commitment influence the class of 2012 Morgan's decision in the future?

"Yes, it does," Morgan said. "I know he's got a lot of talent like me, so he's going to be a big part of helping them."

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Morgan visited Shuler during the season and took in one of the future Rutgers receiver's games.

"I talked to him a lot," Morgan said. "I went down to see him play during the season. He is very fast. He was going to try and come to one of my games, but they always play on a Saturday and so did we. It never worked out that he could come see me."

Morgan holds offers from Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland, Miami, Penn State and Connecticut. He has been to Rutgers on several occasions, and knows when he will make another appearance on the Scarlet Knights' campus.

"Junior Day," Morgan said of the Jan. 15 event. "I know one that I'm going to is Rutgers."

Morgan spent much of the season playing cornerback for Erasmus Hall, but also dabbled in safety. Most schools are looking at him as a cornerback.

"I played both, and I liked playing both," he said. "Corner was more fun. Corner, you get a little (freedom) and you don't have to worry about as much as you do when you're playing safety."

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