Texas Tech extended yet another 2018 DB offer last weekend as New Caney (TX) Porter safety Christian Morgan picked up his first from the Big 12.
Morgan, who is a cousin of defensive backs coach Karl Scott, has been on Texas Tech's radar for a while now and competed at the satellite camp back in Houston last June. Morgan was offered after two open contact period evaluations by Scott and defensive coordinator David Gibbs.
"I had been talking to coach Scott, my cousin, and coach Gibbs. They came by the school twice this spring. Coach Scott called me and was like, 'coach Gibbs has been wanting to offer you, so I'm going to move on you and offer you.' I was surprised, I wasn't expecting to get an offer from them this early. It was my first Big 12 offer. I was pretty happy."
The defensive back talked about the coaching staff's plans for him.
"He was telling me about how they really are trying to rebuild, get their secondary right. They play in the Big 12, so you need a good secondary to match up against the receivers in their conference. He wants me to be part of the rebuilding process so they can start winning again."
Morgan was excited and surprised by the offer.
"I never really considered them until now, now that I've got the offer, because it was so far away. But I really like the program, I know that. Coach Kingsbury is a great, young, energetic coach. I could really see myself playing for them."
Like other prospects in the class of 2018, Morgan wants to get his recruitment out of the way early.
"I wanted to make one early, possibly end of spring. I definitely don't want it carrying over into the football season. This spring or this summer I'll be committed."
The Houston-area defender talked about his overall recruitment.
"Texas Tech is in my Top 3. Northwestern and Vanderbilt are the other two. Northwestern, I can go in and play early because there aren't a lot of safeties on the roster. The academics, between Northwestern and Vanderbilt, are second to none. I know I'd get a great education if I went there. Vanderbilt is in the SEC, so that's definitely a plus - getting to play in one of the best conferences."
Morgan's bond with coach Scott is something that really stands out to him.
"With Texas Tech, getting to play for my cousin would be special. He was talking to me, talking about how our relationship would be strong and better than others. He said he'd be harder than me because he wants me to succeed - not succeed more than anybody else, but he would be on me a lot more just because he's family and he wants to see me do my best."
The junior will be in attendance at Texas Tech's invite-only Junior Day on Saturday, March 4th, in Lubbock. Does he have any other visit plans this offseason?
"I think I'm gonna visit Northwestern on April 1st. That's it right now."
Morgan holds offers from Colorado State, Houston, Northwestern, Texas Tech, Tulane, Tulsa, UTSA, and Vanderbilt. He is receiving interest from Baylor, Duke, Georgia, Memphis, Oklahoma State, and TCU, among others.