Morgan Could be UCLA-Bound

One of the best centers in the national class of 2008, 6-10 J'mison Morgan, told a newspaper today that he has asked LSU to grant him a release from his National Letter of Intent and that he'll strongly consider UCLA...

J'mison Morgan, the 6-10 center from Dallas (Tex.) South Oak Cliff, the #29-ranked player in the country by Scout.com, could very well be on his way to UCLA.

Morgan signed a National Letter of Intent with LSU back in November, and UCLA was a school he considered seriously.

Since LSU fired Head Coach John Brady, and then hired former Stanford Head Coach Trent Johnson, there have been rumors swirling that the talented Morgan, nicknamed "Bobo," would try to get out of his NLI.

There had also been much speculation that UCLA would be a school he would then consider.

Today, for the first time since the rumors began, there was some real news. Morgan told the Dallas Morning News that he had asked LSU for a release from his NLI.

"It was a real hard decision for me," Morgan told the newspaper. "My comfort level was at LSU, but I felt like UCLA was a better fit for me as far as exposure."

To our knowledge, Morgan has yet to be granted his release, and UCLA has yet to be sent it. Without the release, UCLA can't contact Morgan.

If it indeed happens, it would further cement UCLA's recruiting class as the best in the country, and one of the best nationally in recent years.

Morgan, also, fills a huge need for the Bruins next year, stepping into the shoes left by Kevin Love, who looks certain to keep his name in the NBA Draft.

Morgan is a big, strong athlete with a very good, low-post game. That "piece of the puzzle" could help UCLA be, conservatively, another top five team in the nation for the 2008-2009 season.


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