April 26, 2012

Morgan Update

Whatever he is about to buy, Christian Morgan wants to turn around and sell it as quickly as he can.

The coveted Plano Prestonwood tight end said late Wednesday that he probably will not announce his commitment decision until the early summer. Of course, these matters are subject to change. Morgan considered announcing when Prestonwood concludes spring workouts on May 22. The program begins its season on Monday.

"When I do commit, it's going to be total, and I'm going to be done,'' Morgan said. "When I buy in enough, I'm all in and will start recruiting other guys.''

Indeed, the four-star recruit, ranked No. 222 in the Rivals 250 said he has heard from several of Baylor's recruits including Travon Blanchard, VeQuan Jones, Johnny Jefferson and Chris Johnson. By far, the early commits of the Baylor 2013 class have made the best impression. Oh, and that doesn't include the communication he's had with the Baylor coaching staff. Morgan said he's spoken with Art Briles, Jeff Lebby and Jim Gush.

Morgan said he probably has Baylor moved into an upper echelon of programs he's considering. The others include Arkansas, Washington, California, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.

"It's definitely a circus, but it's a dream come true,'' he said. "I couldn't ask for anything more than this opportunity. I just want to be smart about this decision.''

Morgan plays on both sides of the ball at Prestonwood, but was primarily used on defense in 2011. He caught only 16 passes but averaged 14 yards per reception. A couple of the schools, who have offered him, have looked at him at defensive end.

Yet Morgan would like to play tight end in college. In evaluating Baylor's offense, he has seen where the explosive plays didn't really include current tight ends Jordan Najvar or Jerod Monk. He knows how much this offense exploded with Robert Griffin III and Kendall Wright.

"I wanted to find out how they will be involved with the tight ends, and it felt like they probably going to be more tight end friendly with Nick Florence and Bryce Petty,'' Morgan said. "It's not going to be about getting a certain number of catches. It's going to be a trust thing that you develop with your quarterback. But they've told me that they look for this type of player and that I would be a fit for them.''

But the success over the last two years has been felt. And Morgan felt that when he came to the March 21 pro day.

"It's a special place,'' Morgan said. "They've obviously brought Baylor up a step. But when I talked to Robert, Terrance Ganaway and Kendall Wright, they this is a place where you can come and create your own legacy. You're not going to play second. That's a lot to think about.''


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