October 5, 2011
Plano TE gaining a lot of interest
One of the early tight end prospects that is gaining a lot of attention from the 2013 class is Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian's Christian Morgan. With the growing popularity of the spread offense and a diminished role in a lot of programs for true tight ends, there has been a lot of value placed on those that truly fit into the category. Morgan, who is hearing from some of the top programs across the country, sees himself as one of the few that fit the mold to be a true tight end.
"It seems like I have pretty much been hearing from everybody," said the 6-foot-4, 244 pound prospect. "Obviously I have been hearing from Texas A&M but also Texas came and watched me play last week, I talk to Oklahoma a lot, Baylor, Michigan, Notre Dame, UCLA, Alabama, Auburn, Texas Tech, LSU, Oregon, I mean pretty much everybody I'm probably missing a few but it has been crazy."
"One thing I have to keep in mind through all of this, is what a great experience it is getting to talk to all of the big schools and to brush shoulders with all of these people, it's great," Morgan added.
Although it is still early in the process and he is receiving a ton of attention his first offer has yet to fall. Something Morgan thinks is close but that he is not all that worried about.
"I feel like several teams are close, " he said. "I think that once that first one falls a lot more will fall into place. Iowa seemed like they are really close to extending that first offer and Baylor. Texas A&M really wanted me to come down to their camp this summer and talked about offering if I made it in but I couldn't make it to their camp. I know it's a process though and it will happen."
Morgan thinks the biggest part of his value to schools that are recruiting and why he is drawing so much attention nation wide is unique fit as a true tight end.
"I think I have shown that I can be that true tight end type of guy," he said. "There are a lot of guys that are just a bigger spread receiver but I feel like I can fit that role as a true pro style tight end. I feel like I can do different things as far as being a versatile player and I think I am one of a few guys that can do what I do."
The relationship with the Texas A&M staff has continued to grow as he says he has gotten to know coach Dat Nguyen pretty well in addition to getting to know head coach Mike Sherman. He has also taken in a couple games at Kyle Field this season.
"The trip up there for the Oklahoma State game was great," said the tight end prospect. "I had come down for the SMU game earlier in the year and the Oklahoma State game was a lot more fun just based on the bigger environment and all of that surrounding the game. I got to hang out with a lot of other recruits and got to talk with them, it was cool, it was a great environment and it was fun."
I would like to continue to develop that relationship with Texas A&M," he added. " They have probably been the most aggressive so far with my recruitment. The whole idea of being able to stay in Texas and to get to play in the SEC is cool to me and the great environment down there is great as well."
Prestonwood Christian has gotten off to a good start with the help of Morgan moving to 4-1 over the weekend with their lone loss coming in week one against 3A power Celina by one point.
Morgan has been timed as fast as 4.7 in the forty-yard dash and has showed his versatility over the last couple seasons in playing offensive tackle and defensive end for his teams as it has been needed.
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