Junior Spotlight: Chris Morgan

It only took one preseason play for Catholic-BR junior Chris Morgan to put himself on the recruiting map. Skeptical? Read further to get the details.

For potential football recruits, it's all about making the most of opportunities and that's what Catholic-BR junior Chris Morgan has done over the past month.

In the preseason jamboree vs. No. 1-ranked Class 3A Redemptorist, Morgan flashed his potential on a fourth down encounter with four-star RB Jeremy Hill (LSU commit).

"It was fourth-and-short," Morgan recalled, "and I met him in the hole and stopped him short of the first down. It changed the momentum of the game. They had the lead, but after we got the ball, we drove and scored to tie up the game."

That jamboree ended in a tie, but there have been no close calls through the first two games of the regular season for Morgan and the Bears, ranked No. 2 in Class 5A.

Catholic has raced to a torrid start, outscoring its opponents, 83-8. The Bears have a grudge match this week at unbeaten St. Thomas More (Lafayette), which has handed Catholic a defeat each of the past two seasons.

"They (STM) have a good offensive line and our front four are going to have to be warriors in the trenches," said Morgan (6-foot-0, 190, 4.6). We need to be stingy against the run; I don't think teams can run on us."

Morgan is a linebacker on the high school level, but he'll probably switch to the secondary in college.

"I play inside and outside linebacker - mostly inside. I can see myself at either cornerback or safety in college. The position doesn't matter to me," he said.

"My strength is definitely my speed. I'm faster than most other linebackers and I love contact. That's why I play the game. I'm good at pursuit, tackling, and if they throw the ball my way, I'm taking it to the house."

Entering the third week of the season, Morgan has 12 tackles (two TFL), a blocked punt, and a pass deflection.

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