Morgan Hearing from UCLA

2016 four-star Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco safety D.J. Morgan is being recruited heavily on both sides of the ball, but UCLA likes him as a defensive back...

2016 Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco athlete D.J. Morgan had a fast start to college recruiting, earning two collegiate offers just after his freshman year. Since then, though, recruitment has slowed down considerably, though he believes more offers could be coming soon.

"Recruiting is going very well," Morgan said. "It took a very high peak my freshman year when it all started. Since I got the Vanderbilt and Utah offers, though, it's been kind of slow. I'm still hearing from the same colleges. Notre Dame is still interested. I just got notice from Alabama that I'm one of their top receiver recruits in the class of 2016. So hopefully those schools are going to come through with offers soon."

Alabama is not alone in recruiting Morgan as a receiver. Most schools, according to Morgan, are recruiting him as a receiver, with just three holdouts prioritizing him on the defensive side of the ball.

"There are still some recruiting me as a safety," Morgan said. "Utah is, Colorado is, and UCLA is. It doesn't matter where I play. Just wherever teams need me."

The Bruins have been in touch frequently, and Morgan also got a chance to check out the Bruins during spring practice.

"I saw a lot of great intensity with the team," Morgan said. "The coaches know what they're doing. Coach Klemm, that's who I first met, I talk to him. Coach Meat, the defensive backs coach, he's a really nice guy."

UCLA has told Morgan that they'd like to see more film of him during actual games this fall before offering.

Morgan plans to camp at California and Stanford, and has yet to decide whether he'll do the USC or UCLA camp in Los Angeles.

The Trojans were recruiting him heavily when Lane Kiffin was still the coach, but since then, he hasn't heard much from USC.

"When Coach Lane Kiffin was there, they were on me a lot," Morgan said. "Now that he's at Alabama, they're on me. But I haven't heard much from USC since he left."

Morgan lists his current height and weight as 6'3, 195, but hopes to get to 205 by the start of his junior season.

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