Cornerback/athlete Wayne Morgan (Brooklyn, N.Y./Erasmus Hall) is one of the top prospects in the country for the Class of 2012 and a potential five-star.
Morgan is one of the top prospects in the Northeast.
The 5-foot-10, 184-pounder has been timed consistently at below 4.5-seconds in the 40-yard dash and has excellent coverage skills and size at the cornerback position. He doubles as the quarterback for his high school team.
Morgan is taking his emergence as one of the nation’s top players in stride.
“It’s great,” he said. “I am just trying to enjoy the moment. I am thanking God for blessing me with this talent.”
His offer sheet is starting to expand. Most recently, Alabama and Syracuse joined Connecticut, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia in offering.
“I was surprised to get the offer (from the Crimson Tide) because Alabama is a big school,” Morgan said. “Also, it’s far from home and they were looking at a kid from Brooklyn. So I was surprised. I don’t know very much about their program other than they have big time players that come out of there and go to the NFL. That’s what I know.”
One of Morgan’s good friends, Class of 2011 wide receiver Brandon Reddish (Brooklyn, N.Y./Fort Hamilton) signed with the Orange in the last cycle.
“I like Syracuse,” Morgan said. “I like the head coach (Doug Marrone). Everything he’s saying, is legit. One of my best friends is going there (Reddish). So every day, he keeps telling me to come there.”
One school, however, currently stands out.
“There’s not really a leader, but I like Rutgers,” Morgan said. “I like Rutgers a lot. I feel like I am at home when I am here. I get along with all of the coaches real well. It’s takes about an hour and a half when traffic is bad, when there’s no traffic, it’s probably going to take an hour.”
Morgan said he believes that Oregon, LSU and Michigan are close to offering and could be the next schools to jump in.