Riviera Beach (Fla.) Suncoast cornerback DeAndre Morgan followed in his brother Dajuan's footsteps and is headed to North Carolina State to play his college ball. The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder is excited about his commitment and talked to Rivals about what he liked in Raleigh.
"It was the coaches and the fact that they need cornerbacks. Another fact was my brother is there which allows him to take care of me and show me the ropes. Beyond that it's not a boring city, so there is plenty to do when the football season is over," he said. "I wanted to get a decision out of the way since I'm not playing football any more this year because of my fractured wrist. With all the other issues going on around me including our coach getting fired and the injury, I just wanted to be able to focus and get ready for the college level. I plan to run track, lift weights and stretch a lot between now and then."
The three-star prospect has a chance to receive early playing time for the Wolfpack.
"They told me on my visit up there that if I want to come in and play right away, it's up to me," he said. "I know they are pretty shady at corner and I'm looking forward to competing. I know I run well, so the only thing I have to work on is my strength and I'm already up to 240 on my bench."
Morgan thinks he can bring a lot to North Carolina State's program.
"I can bring speed because I'm athletic and versatile," he said. "I can play cornerback, but if they want I can also go out and play receiver and do punt and kick returns as well. They've already told me that I'll be the fastest player on the team."
The future physical therapy major continues to watch his new team closely.
"For the rest of the year, I'll continue to be looking at their defensive backs to see what coverages they play and where they put the best cover guy in certain situations," he said. "That can all help me so that I can be prepared for it when I come in there."
Morgan has one more official visit scheduled with Ole Miss on October 22nd.
"I still got the visit there, but I'm supposed to take the SAT that day, so I don't think I'll be going," he said. "I probably would take that visit later if I can't go because coach Amato has said take all the visits you want to. The only thing is, I know I'm going to North Carolina State so whatever Ole Miss tries to do to get me up there won't work."
This season Morgan plans to take in the North Carolina State-Florida State game in Tallahassee on November 5th to support his brother and new team.
"Tell the fans to keep the motivation coming and crowds pumped," he said. "I'd also like to thank them for accepting me as I know a lot of them said hi to me on my visit. Now I'm a member of the family and we're ready to do this thing. Go Wolfpack!"