JC DE Kyle Morgan to Decide Soon

JC defensive end prospect <b>Kyle Morgan</b> from Mississippi is going on five official visits in about a week and a half -- to see all the schools he's considering before the JC signing day next Wednesday, December 17th...

With signing day for junior college transfers next week, Pearl River (Miss.) JC defensive end Kyle Morgan (6-4, 250) is on a whirlwind tour of official visits and it won't slow down until he makes his decision.

"I was at UCLA last weekend, then Louisville, now I'm at Texas A&M, and I leave for Alabama, then Illinois this week. I have to see all the campuses before I decide," said Morgan.

Originally a signee with Miami, Morgan redshirted during the Hurricanes 2001 national championship season, earning himself a ring.

But he left to go to Pearl River, where he played the last two seasons, this year winning the Mississippi state JUCO championships.

Morgan is from San Francisco, where he played at Galileo High School, before signing with the Hurricanes. UCLA is the only school on his list on the West Coast, something he noted. "UCLA is on the West Coast, and everywhere else I am looking is in the South or Midwest. It would be cool to play back out there, but not the most important thing."

Morgan visited this past weekend, and seemed to have a pretty enjoyable time: "It went real good. Wesley Walker was my host on Friday, then Rodney Leisle was my host. They showed me a good time out there. I got to meet Coach (Don) Johnson, watch some film with him. I really like him. Coach (Gary) DeLoach is the one recruiting me, so I met with him and Coach (Larry) Kerr too. Then I got to meet Coach Dorrell. In fact, Coach Dorrell is meeting with my parents at my home on Thursday.

"What I like about UCLA is they have a lot of playing time available. They lose all their starters, and all four of their defensive ends. I have two years to play, so I could come in right away and play. It's a good situation for me."

Morgan said he didn't, though, have a favorite right now among the five schools he's considering.

After leaving Miami, Morgan wondered if the opportunity to play Division I football would be there again, but knew ultimately it would. "I knew I had to just leave it up to my abilities. If you can play, then someone will take you. I know I can play," said Morgan.

Now, he will finish his visits this weekend and make his decision next Wednesday, before leaving for the school of his choice at the semester.

"I will know by next week when Signing Day comes."


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