Texas LB gets USC offer

Dallas linebacker Michael Morgan (6-3, 195, 4.6) just got back from an unofficial visit with Oklahoma (offer). He also said he's recently been out to Texas (offer) for a visit as well. "I've got up to 30 offers right now. My most recent ones have come from both Utah and USC," said Morgan, from Skyline High School.

"I'm really interested in everybody right now. I think I should have a top five by the end of the summer. I know that I want to take my time with all of this and do the right thing when choosing to commit to a program.

"I decided to get out to Oklahoma for a visit because it's pretty close to home. I went with my brother and we had a real good time on it. I got to go to their camp for a day and talk with the coaches. I like how everything there is real close to each other. The dorms are right next to the academic center, the weight rooms and the football field. That was my first time out there," he said.

"I went to visit Texas' program back in early May. I actually had a track meet there, but before all that started I got to talk with coaches (Mack) Brown, (Bruce) Chambers (rec coord/tight ends) and (Gene) Chizik (linebackers). I liked what I saw over there…the campus and everything. But when I was there I didn't really get to meet anyone on the team.

"I want to get out to Texas A&M (offer) this summer just to see them. They're one of the first schools to really start recruiting me. I don't have a date yet on when I'll get out there and see them.

"I know that I can only get out and see these schools that are in the state of Texas really because they're just so close by," he said.

"I'm looking for a winning tradition in a program. I'm also looking for a good family environment, a close team and some good academics. I saw all of those qualities when I was at Oklahoma," he said.

"This offer from USC is real exciting to me. They're the #1 team in the nation. I've gotten to speak to coaches (Pete) Carroll and (Ken) Norton (linebackers). I'm really going to consider them in all of this. I've actually been out to California several times so far. I was there in the fall of 2002 when USC and UCLA played each other at the Rose Bowl. I was only able to see UCLA's campus at the time and not USC's. I really like California…it's got good weather and it's cool out there," he said.

"I also like Michigan (offer). They've be

en a favorite of mine ever since I was a kid." Morgan also claims offers from Baylor, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Arizona, UCLA (older brother is former DL Steve Morgan), Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, LSU, Purdue and Georgia.

3.0 GPA/840 SAT


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