Vanderbilt "close" to offering Bama lineman

Bryan Morgan is a 6-3, 240 pound lineman from Alabama prep power Hoover. Morgan is being recruited by many division I-A programs, including Vanderbilt. College coaches are recruiting Morgan as an offensive guard or an offensive center.

Entering the fall football season, Hoover High School is projected as the number one team in the country. Bryan Morgan will anchor the Bucs offensive line. Morgan is receiving a lot of recruiting interest and has received his first two offers.

"I have received two offers. I received offers from Duke and Louisville," said Bryan Morgan. "I am not exactly sure when I received the offers. My coach told me last Tuesday about the offers. I was pretty excited to hear about them. I have a lot of schools showing interest in me right now. I am going to try to visit those two schools this summer."

"I feel like Oregon, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Alabama, Auburn, Southern Miss, and Arkansas are all real close to offering. All of those schools are recruiting me pretty hard," Morgan added.

The in-state schools are showing a lot of interest in the All-State lineman but have yet to extend an offer. "I grew up an Auburn fan," Morgan said. "My whole family loves Auburn. I started liking Alabama because of their basketball team. I was always cheering for them in the NCAA tournament. A lot of my former teammates always say stuff about Alabama. I have a lot of classmates who tell me to go to Bama. I feel like it will have an influence on me."

"Cory Reamer (former Hoover linebacker and Tide '05 signee) is heading to Alabama this fall. He always tells me to go where I feel the most comfortable," Morgan added.

Though he is interested in both in-state schools, Morgan is open to any school who is interested in him. He does not have any favorites at this point.

This spring several coaches have been to Hoover to check out several prospects. Morgan said, "Spring training went well. We have a lot of work to do, but I think we will be alright. I hope we are the national champions after the season. We are going to have a really good team this year, but we are going to have to work very hard. There were coaches from Oregon, Arkansas, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Tennessee Tech, Alabama, and Marshall at our school during the spring. I received phone calls from Oregon, Memphis, Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee State, Cornell, and Furman."

Currently Morgan is thinking about his summer plans and is preparing for his final year of high school football. "Middle Tennessee State is having a traveling camp this summer. They are having a camp at our school. I am going to it since it is right down the road," he said. "I may go to Memphis. I am trying to figure out all the camps that are on Saturdays and Sundays. I am not 100% sure on any of the camps yet. We are working out everyday in our weight room and on the field. I can only go to camps on weekends."

College coaches are recruiting Morgan as an offensive guard or an offensive center. He has played in a pass-happy offense with the Hoover Bucs, and he knows he needs to work on his run blocking before heading to the next level.

"I would definitely have to say my strength is pass blocking. I really want to work on my run blocking," Morgan said. "I also want to be perfect on my pass protection and gain some weight. I would like to add about 10-15 pounds before the fall. I am being recruited as a guard or center. All the coaches are telling me I am intelligent enough to play center. I will probably end up playing center in college."


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