Syracuse football cornerback Wayne Morgan has two years of eligibility remaining, head coach Scott Shafer informed CuseNation.com on Thursday. Morgan came to the Orange as a true freshman for the 2012 season and played in every game that year and the subsequent campaign. As a junior in 2014, however, Morgan suffered a knee injury that required surgery in game three and the final nine games of the season.
The news means the NCAA approved a medical redshirt year. Since he played in less than 30% of Syracuse’s games last season, he was eligible for the waiver, but it still has to be approved by the NCAA.
Morgan is in line to be a starting cornerback this season opposite Julian Whigham, who will use his last year of eligibilty in 2015. Adding an extra year gives Syracuse added experience and depth for the 2016 season.
He came to Syracuse as a three-star prospect out of Erasmus Hall in Brooklyn (N.Y.). Morgan is currently a sports management major in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.