UW is a school to watch for Morgan

One of the top tight ends in the country has an offer from the University of Washington and Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Tx.) TE Christian Morgan told Dawgman.com that he is a big fan of current Husky Austin Seferian-Jenkins...

"I got offered by coach (Tosh) Lupoi from Washington a little while ago and I've been talking a lot with coach (Steve) Sarkisian a lot too," Morgan told Dawgman.com recently. "Honestly, I don't know that much about their program, but I'm trying to get up there for a visit next month for their spring game or at least at some point, depending on my schedule, so that I can see the school and meet with the coaches and also so I can watch some practices.

"I'm working on my mom right now to get tickets. I know Deon Hollins, a defensive end from down here, he's planning to go up there, so I'm going to try and go up with him so we can sorta make a big trip out of it."

In addition to the offer from Washington, Morgan also has offers from Arkansas, Baylor, California, Iowa State, Miami, Texas Tech, Tulsa, SMU, Ole Miss, Missouri and Vanderbilt as well.

While all of those schools have their positives, the Huskies might have an ace in the hole that they can play at any time.

"Austin Seferian-Jenkins is one of my favorite players," Morgan said. "I follow him on twitter and I think my game compares a lot with his. I'm a big, jumbo athlete like him. I was real big into the AAU basketball circuit until this year, so I played basketball too and he's just a great guy.

"In my opinion, he's the ideal tight end. He's so big and athletic. That's how I feel I play the game."

As a tight end for the Lions, Morgan posted 16 receptions for over 300 yards and one touchdown and on the defensive side he had over 50 tackles and nine sacks.

"Some schools like me at defensive end, but most of them want me at tight end," Morgan noted. "Coach Lupoi actually jokes around with me that he might try and get me over to play for him on defense so I can play both ways."

Distance doesn't appear to be much of a factor in Morgan's decision, although he said his mom definitely will.

"She would prefer me to stay close, but everyplace she's visited with me she has fallen in love with," Morgan said. "I don't think it will be that big of a deal for her. She just wants me to be happy and if I end up at a school she will support my decision totally.

"I'd say the biggest thing for me will be the comfort-level with the program, how the alumni base is, how I fit in with the other players and kids they are recruiting and if it's a pretty location.

"All I've heard from the coaches is how beautiful Washington is with the water and the mountains and it's right by Seattle, so that will be something really great to see."

Morgan will visit Miami next week and has already seen Baylor, Arkansas (twice) and Texas Tech.

"I'm trying to get out and see all of the schools I'm interested in," Morgan said. "I'd like to decide before my senior season, but if I'm not ready, then I'm not ready, so I think there is a good chance I will take all of my (official) visits and then decide later on."

We will have more from Morgan in the coming weeks and months and will update news as it happens with him.

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