Morgan Makes His Decision

After a whirlwind tour of five visits in a week, then narrowing it down to Alabama and UCLA, <b>Kyle Morgan</b> from Mississippi has made his decision.

After thinking it over all morning, Pearl River (Miss.) JC defensive end Kyle Morgan, 6-4, 250, finally made his decision this afternoon on where he would continue his college career.

"UCLA. I called the coaches this morning and told them I was coming. I talked to Coach (Karl) Dorrell, (Defensive Line) Coach (Don) Johnson, all the coaches, and told them. They're pretty happy," said Morgan.

Morgan had taken five trips in a week span, to UCLA, Alabama, Illinois, Texas A&M and Louisville. Ultimately, he narrowed it down to UCLA and Alabama.

"I had family in both places so that wasn't a factor. What it came down to was academics. I am on track where I can graduate at the end of the fall (of 2004) or the winter (2005), so I can play my last year while working on my Masters. UCLA is on the quarter system so I am ahead of schedule."

Morgan will enroll at UCLA in January, and will be working out with the team during the offseason and be ready for Spring Practice. Playing close to home is something that he is also looking forward to it.

"Playing close to home wasn't a factor, but now that I'm going to, its pretty cool. I'm looking forward to playing in the Rose Bowl.

Ironically, Morgan's last game as a D-I player was when he was a redshirt freshman at Miami, and the Hurricanes won the Rose Bowl and ultimately the 2001 National Championship.

"My family is pretty happy, and I'm pretty happy. Now I can focus on playing."

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