Morgan Enjoys Rivalry Games

Top 2013 tight end Christian Morgan has gotten a chance to take in two of college football's top rivalry games within a span of a few weeks. Find out what he had to say about each trip inside.

Prestonwood Christian tight end Christian Morgan said he didn't necessarily expect to make his trip to Notre Dame-USC this past weekend. But that didn't stop him from enjoying the trip.

"It was kind of a last minute thing," Morgan said. "I've been getting a lot of mail from them, and they sent me the invite. When I called, they were sure who exactly was coming in, so I was excited to get my official invitation in the mail."

The last-minute nature of the trip meant that Morgan was only able to take in a quick tour of the school before the game, and though he didn't get to experience everything Notre Dame had to offer, Morgan said that he loved the trip.

"It was a great place," Morgan said. "It was definitely different from what I was used to. It's nice to get a different perspective. Most of the places I've been to are from the south, so it was great to see that prestige and history.

"It was crazy," Morgan said. "The Irish walk was a lot of fun. The whole thing was surreal. That's a top-five college football rivalry."

The visit to Notre Dame marked the second time this month that Morgan has been able to take in a top-five college football rivalry. He was also at Texas-Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.

"That was really a great environment," Morgan said. "I didn't really focus on the score or the outcome. I think that's kind of a cyclical thing. OU is winning right now and Texas is a bit down. But that changes from year-to-year."

The Sooners won that game 55-17, but they might also win the award for the team that's recruiting Morgan the hardest.

"I hear a lot from OU," Morgan said. "I've talked with Coach (Josh) Heupel and Coach (Bruce) Kittle."

That he's being recruited the hardest by OU has become somewhat of a running joke among Morgan's family members, as he grew up a Longhorn fan, thanks to his mom and two uncles who attended school in Austin. But he said that wouldn't really affect his decision.

"Growing up, I was definitely a huge Longhorn fan. But right now, I'm not biased," Morgan said. "I'm getting a chance to see all of these other schools, and that has been pretty cool.

"OU is the first school that showed me interest," Morgan said. "My uncles joke around about me talking to the enemy. I'm also hearing from A&M, so it's kind of funny how that works out. But when you're actually looking at the best school for you, who you grew up liking isn't really that important."

Texas is also recruiting Morgan, though he said he has yet to talk to tight ends coach Bruce Chambers.

Morgan is still somewhat of a developing presence at tight end. He didn't play the position his first two years at Prestonwood Christian out of need, and this year he's played a lot of fullback, H-back and defensive end, with him playing the last position well enough that Baylor has expressed some interest in his playing there in college.

His spot on the offense means that Prestonwood might have the two best tight ends in the state — Morgan and 6-foot-8 Zach Peters, who is committed to play basketball at Kansas.

"He mostly plays out of the slot," Morgan said. "I feel like our offense, as far as the weapons we have, is up there with anybody."

That's a big part of the reason Prestonwood has been so successful. The Lions are 6-2 and are averaging 42.8 points per game. Their two losses are by a combined eight points, and only once have the Lions been held under 33 points (a 35-28 loss to Nolan Christian).

"Individually, I don't have any numbers that I want to hit," Morgan said. "But as a team, we want to win our third straight championship."

That's a great possibility for Morgan and the Lions, and he said his decision could wait until after the season was finished.

"I could see myself deciding after the season," Morgan said. "But for now, we're really focused on the year at hand."

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