Morgan Decides on UCLA

UCLA's #1-ranked recruiting class just got considerably better. J'mison Morgan, the 6-10, 260-pounder who is the #2-ranked center in the country for 2008, announced this morning that he'll be attending UCLA in the fall...

J'mison Morgan, the 6-10 center from Dallas (Tex.) South Oak Cliff, announced he's a Bruin Friday.

Morgan, who is ranked the #2 center in the country for 2008, had signed a National Letter of Intent with LSU last November. But when LSU fired its coach, John Brady, Morgan decided he didn't want to go to LSU. Since then, he and his family have said quite candidly to the media that UCLA was where he wanted to be.

LSU's new coach, former Stanford coach, Trent Johnson, released Morgan from his NLI last week. There was some delay in the paperwork being processed.

In the meantime, the Morgans maintained that UCLA was his destination this fall.

Morgan publicly confirmed that fact this morning in a press conference at his school.

Morgan, the #23-ranked player overall for 2008, joins a UCLA recruiting class that Scout.com already deemed the #1 recruiting class in the country. Morgan will join guard Jrue Holiday (#4); guard Jerime Anderson (#31); guard Malcolm Lee (#39) and post Drew Gordon (#41).

Morgan will sign a Grant in Aid, which binds the school to scholarship but doesn't bind the player. Morgan will still be able to go to another school until he actually enrolls at UCLA. He could enroll as early as UCLA's first summer session, which begins in July.


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