LOI #15: Maurice Morgan

LOI #15: Maurice Morgan

LaGrange (NC) North Lenoir ATH Maurice Morgan has signed with NC State!

Maurice Morgan
Scout Rating: **
Scout Rank: NR
Size: 6-3, 213-pounds
Hometown: La Grange, NC
School: North Lenoir

Projected position at NCSU: Wide receiver or safety

Stats: As a junior Morgan rushed for 700 yards on limited carries at running back. In 2010 he  tallied 30 receptions for 457 yards and five touchdowns, and defensively he recorded 74 tackles (44 solos), 21 passes defended, and seven interceptions (two INT TD returns). He also returned punts for a 18.9 yard average with two more touchdowns.

Commit Date: August 11, 2010

Recruiting Scene: The recruiting process got off to a relatively slow start for Morgan. His production didn't jump off the page like some of the other top prospects in the state, but Tom O'Brien and his staff were intrigued by his sheer athleticism and wealth of untapped potential. Morgan blew up at the Wolfpack's camp by displaying great size, athleticism and speed and an NC State offer followed.

Morgan mulled over the offer for a few days and then announced he would be attending NC State. East Carolina had offered him a scholarship but it doesn't seem as though Morgan ever showed nearly the interest in the Pirates that he did in the Wolfpack.

Why NC State?: "I like the facilities a lot at State. Plus, I really get a long with the coaches. They are all cool. I liked them when I went up to camp at State."

Picked NC State over: East Carolina

Scouting Report: Morgan's athleticism is off the charts. It's extremely rare to find a prospect his size that has run the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds, but that's the time he logged at the South Central Shrine Bowl combine nearly a year ago. Some might classify him a 'tweener, because it's not exactly clear what position he is best suited for. Once he locks into a spot, however, he has the potential to thrive after learning the position and adapting to the college game. NC State's coaches recruited Morgan as an athlete that would probably play either receiver or safety.

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