Morgan could be close on Pac 12 offer

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco 2016 defensive back D.J. Morgan played part time minutes as a sophomore but is poised for a breakout year this coming season.

D.J. Morgan is a good looking safety prosper and was very impressive at the recent Edison 'Battle of the Beach' tournament. In fact it was the most active we've seen him as he was all over the field picking off passes or knocking down balls showing great range and athleticism.

Morgan has very good size for a young safety and looks about 6-2, 190 pounds. He's a physical player and shows good football instincts. He'll have big shoes to fill for Bosco replacing senior captain and UCLA signee Jaleel Wadood but if he plays up to his potential, Morgan should be an impact player for the Braves.

On the recruiting front, Morgan spent a week in the South and camped with Alabama and Auburn earlier this summer.

"I had a great time at both places and really learned a lot," Morgan said. "Alabama was a great camp and we worked really hard. I spent a lot of time with Coach Napier, the WR Coach and I got to work out on both sides of the ball. It was fun meeting some new people and bonding with some of the guys from outside my region. I got some great feedback from the coaches and if I have a big junior year, hopefully they'll offer.

"Auburn was great too and I learned a lot there. I was with Coach Craig and Coach Harbison most of the time and worked out at both receiver and safety as well. They have a great coaching staff and they made it fun for me. They told me they're going to be watching me this upcoming season so that was good to hear."

Morgan also camped at Fresno State and California.

"I went to Fresno State's camp but didn't work out much," Morgan said. "It was right after I got home from the Auburn and Bama camps so I was pretty tired and worn out. I just watched and talked to the coaches. The Cal Camp was great. I got to work with Coach Burns and I think they could be close to offering.

"They showed me a lot of attention and are recruiting me harder than anyone right now. That would be a big offer for me and I'm definitely giving them a lot of consideration right now. Notre Dame has been recruiting me pretty hard too so I'm just excited to get my season going right now. I don't really have a leader although Cal is up there. I want to play out my season and then see where things are at the end of the year."