One of Arkansas top prep athletes continues to draw college coaches attention across the nation.…
Morgan Bleeds Red
Greenwood wide receiver Drew Morgan (6-0, 185) – fresh off a sparkling performance in the Class 6A title game – became the Razorbacks' 17th pledge of the 2013 class on Monday.
"I mean let's be honest - who in their right mind would turn down a scholarship offer to Arkansas?" Morgan said. "It was my dream to play for the Razorbacks and I am going to jump at that opportunity.
"The Arkansas coaches have been talking to me for two or three months and I really wondered if it was going to come," Morgan added. "I know that the new coach is coming and we'll see what happens from there, but this is definitely a dream come true and one of the best days of my life."
Morgan, who had been committed to Arkansas State, pledged to Razorback recruiting coordinator Tim Horton after visiting the Arkansas campus unofficially earlier in the day.
"I hold Coach Horton is such high esteem," Morgan said. "He is a man of integrity and someone who loves the University of Arkansas. He doesn't know if he will be here when they name the new coach, but he talked to me about what the University of Arkansas is all about, not just the football program. br>
"He also talked about how we had a down year, but that things are in place for the new coach to have a great success and this was only a down period and not a prolonged one," Morgan added. "I have such respect for him and I hope he stays at Arkansas."br>
Morgan had a spectacular senior year with 83 catches for 1,112 yards and 14 touchdowns, 82 carries for 765 yards and 19 more scores and 72 tackles on defense.
Morgan said that he is not sure what position he will play in college. "I would love to play wide receiver because I love to have the ball in my hands and make things happen," Morgan said. "...If Arkansas hires an offensive coach, maybe he puts me there and I get that opportunity.
"But if Arkansas hires a defensive head coach, then maybe he puts me at safety," Morgan said. "Coach Horton told me today that he really loves me as a safety, but that will be all up to the new coach.
"Coach Horton said that he did not know who the head coach would be, but he expected for someone to be in place in the next couple of days," Morgan added. "I really admire Arkansas coaches for continuing to recruit and be men of integrity."
Greenwood won its third straight state title game with a 51-44 win over Pine Bluff Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
In that state championship game, Morgan had nine carries for 83 yards and two scores and four catches for 87 yards and another score.
He also had nine tackles and an interception and return three kickoffs for 55 yards.
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