2006 Prospect is Brother of Former Bruin

The linebacker prospect from Texas, 6-3, 205-pound <b>Michael Morgan</b>, is the younger brother of former UCLA defensive lineman, Steve Morgan. The older Morgan is currently his younger brother's coach, too...

UCLA is going deep into the heart of Texas to try and pull out the brother of a former Bruin defensive lineman.

Dallas (Texas) Skyline defensive end/linebacker Michael Morgan (6-3, 205) had an impressive junior year, being named a First Team All-Area pick as a defensive end, playing on the line his older brother, Steve, coached.

Steve was a 4-year letterman at UCLA from 1998-2002 and started 13 games for the Bruins at defensive tackle in 2002.

Michael, smaller than Steve, but quicker, is getting the same kind of attention that his big brother did heading into their senior year.

"Right now, I'm hearing from a lot of schools all over," said Morgan. "My top five is probably Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Michigan and UCLA."

Morgan holds five offers so far, from Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas A&M and Purdue.

"I'm going to take my time and go through the process," said Morgan.

As a junior, Morgan played a rush end position, and tallied over 90 tackles and nearly 20 sacks.

"I play D-end for Skyline, but I know some schools want me to play linebacker and I think that's where I'll end up, sort of a blitzing, rushing linebacker," said Morgan. Having his brother go through the recruiting process is something that Morgan said will help him. "Oh yeah, he isn't pushing me any way, but he said he'll be there for me if I have any questions. I think he'd like me to play at UCLA, but he knows it's pretty much up to me. I'm looking somewhere that has a good program but also good academics," Morgan said.

Morgan will attend the Nike Camp at TCU in April.

He is currently holding a 3.0 GPA and scored an 840 on his first shot at the SAT, which he plans to take again.

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