Being one of the top recruiting targets in the country brings with it not only added pressure to perform individually, but to lead one's team in the right direction. That is the case for Dallas (Texas) Skyline linebacker Michael Morgan as he watches his recruitment get more intense and his senior season approach.
The amount of schools that have offered Morgan is endless with big time programs such as Michigan, Florida State, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Nebraska all battling it out for his attention. However, as usual, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound four-star rated Rivals100 member is not tipping his hand.
"I don't know, I really don't have a strategy for the process yet," Morgan said. "There are a few teams up there like Oklahoma, the Texas schools, some California schools, and Michigan. It's just the big time programs really."
Morgan is also not to the official visit setting stage of his process just yet. The No. 3 rated outside linebacker is taking his time with those but he added that just because he may have camped or visited a school unofficially doesn't mean he won't take a return trip.
"I haven't talked to the coaches yet, but I will," Morgan said. "I'll still go to schools if I've been there before. That won't be an issue."
With a national list of offers it may be hard for Morgan to stay in-state. Though he has quite the list of in-state options, he is looking nationwide.
His mother may not want him to go too far away though.
"I haven't really talked to her about it, but I'm sure my mom would want me to stay close to home," Morgan said.
A decision is not set for any strict time schedule. So much attention has been flying at the top Texas player that it's hard for him to set a timeframe for anything.
That attention has been coming at him the hardest from one in-state team in particular.
"Texas A&M is recruiting the hardest," Morgan said. "They send me like two letters a day, at least. It's amazing to see that."
If schools are wondering what the talented defensive player wants in his future college, it's broken down to three main factors.
"I want a good athletic program," Morgan said. "Then I want good academics, and I just want a family environment. All of the schools that I've been hearing from have that environment from what I can tell."