DB Morgan Returns from "The Opening"

Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.) defensive back Wayne Morgan significantly slowed down his recruiting timetable last month. But after a trip to Oregon for "The Opening," where Morgan ran a 4.49 40-yard dash, the four-star safety said he is starting to get an idea of the direction of his recruitment.

Four-star safety Wayne Morgan holds nine verbal offers, but after Michigan dropped its recruitment upon a slew of defensive back commitments, Morgan decided to take a step back and reassess.

A month after Morgan's decision to start over with "nobody in the lead," the Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.) standout said a few schools are standing out.

"I still don't have any leaders, but some schools are after me really hard," Morgan said. "I hear the most from Rutgers and Connecticut. Those two schools have been with me for a while. I'm comfortable with both of them."

Morgan added that Boston College is still heavily involved in recruiting him and, after his experience in Oregon, Miami interests him more.

"Some of the Miami guys there were telling me they want me to come play with them," Morgan said. "I like the schools down there too, Miami and Alabama."

Morgan remains insistent upon having no leaders and no interest in making a decision until after his senior season, however.

"My plan is still to commit at my all-star game or after," Morgan said. "My family wants me to just take things really slow until I know I'm ready to make my choice."

Where does Rutgers stand?

"I like Rutgers because I've known them for a long time," Morgan said. "I really like everything coach (Greg) Schiano talks about. We have a good relationship. ... They have been constantly after me. They really want me."

Morgan said he learned a lot both about recruiting and playing high-level football while in Oregon for "The Opening."

Running a 4.49 40-time and playing in ultra-competitive, televised 7-on-7s were his favorite parts he said.

"I really had the time of my life out there," Morgan said. "It was a great experience just meeting all of these people and talking football. The competition can't get any better than it was out there for high school. It's a good taste of what it will be like in college."

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