Morgan Recaps Two Trips to Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Franklin High (Somerset, N.J.) RB/DB Kye Morgan has been on the Rutgers campus twice in the last week. Morgan participated in both the 7-on-7 Schiano Shootout Saturday and Rutgers camp as a one-day camper Tuesday. Morgan spoke with about his experiences.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers already has its Class of 2012 running back in Desmon Peoples, but remains very interested in Franklin High (Somerset, N.J.) back Kye Morgan.

After Peoples committed, Rutgers began looking at Morgan as a safety. The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder played defensive back in Piscataway twice in the last week, including a hands-on experience with assistant coach Jeff Hafley at camp.

"Coming to camp was a good decision," Morgan said. "It went well. I enjoyed it."

Morgan, who is being recruited by various colleges as both a running back and defensive back, worked as a safety with Hafley during morning sessions.

"I was good, I thought I was good at everything in the drills," Morgan said. "I've been comfortable doing it for a while. I like playing safety because I can see the whole field. I can come up into the box, I can drop back, I have a lot of freedom. It's a good chance to show my speed."

Morgan said he never worked with Hafley before Tuesday's camp, but left with a positive impression.

"It was fun," Morgan said. "He's a fun guy to work with. I picked up a lot of stuff from him that I didn't know before that I am going to use. He's a cool person and helped me with my footwork and hands and stuff."

Morgan holds verbal scholarship offers from Rutgers, Virginia, Boston College, Connecticut, Illinois and Temple. He maintains that the Scarlet Knights and Cavaliers stand out as leaders, but that Illinois, Cincinnati and Miami are creeping into the equation.

"I still haven't made by cuts, but Rutgers and UVA are at the top," Morgan said. "I have to focus it down. I'm going to do it soon, talk with my family. I don't know when I'll make my decision though. It might be soon. It might be before or during the season."

Morgan previously named Rutgers his leader, but Virginia climbed into the picture after an unofficial visit to Charlottesville, Va. Now, Rutgers and Virginia are co-leaders.

"They're doing the same thing as Rutgers," Morgan said. "They're trying to build something special in Charlottesville. I like the coaches and the mentality."

With Davon Jacobs committing to Rutgers last week, look for Virginia to make an even stronger push for Morgan. The Scarlet Knights only have two or three more spots for defensive backs with many top-notch recruits still on the board, meaning they may lessen their recruitment of Morgan.

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