New York Defensive Back Morgan Names Leader

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Erasmus Hall High (Brooklyn) defensive back Wayne Morgan holds offers from Penn State, Miami, Rutgers and a handful of other schools. During a break in the New Level Athletics Badger Sport 7-on-7, Morgan spoke about his recruitment. He also said he has a leader at this point in the process, and disclosed who it would be.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Erasmus Hall High (Brooklyn) cornerback Wayne Morgan brought his physical play and quick feet to the New Level Athletics Badger Sport 7-on-7, and before he left for the day he named a leader.

With offers from Rutgers, Miami, Penn State, Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Penn State, Alabama and Syracuse, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Morgan said one is standing out.

"Rutgers," Morgan said. "I feel comfortable. I get along with the coaches great. I know people that go there. I have friends there. I just like the school. I like the facilities. I've been there a number of times. My home is about an hour-and-a-half away, so it's good."

Morgan developed a strong relationship with incoming Rutgers freshman Miles Shuler after the two met in June at a Rutgers camp, and he also is friends with Rutgers receiver Keith Stroud.

In addition to the schools to offer, Morgan also is looking at Oregon and LSU, two schools he wants to visit unofficially in the spring.

"I've never been to Oregon, so I want to see it for myself," Morgan said. "I'm just going to wait it out until signing day in February. I want to weigh my options and see what else is out there for me. I don't want to rush into anything. I'm trying to enjoy the moment."

Morgan has the strength to jam receivers at the line of scrimmage and the footwork and speed to cover deep and also recover. And while he may project to a safety, he is comfortable playing cornerback.

He arrived at the NLA event with the reputation of being one of the best cover corners in the region, he quickly learned opposing quarterbacks felt the same way.

It was a rarity for passes to be thrown his direction, and when he did he showcased his skills.

"I try not to bring a lot of attention on me," Morgan said. "I try to relax and when the ball comes out, I try to make a play. The (second of four) games I was bored. I had the receiver running the same routes. The quarterback didn't even look that way, so I was standing over there."

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