Four-star Coatesville, Pa. defensive end Derrick Morgan had a long weekend that included a season opener with his team and then his first official visit of the year to Georgia Tech. Rivals caught up with the 6-foot-4, 260-pounder while he was still recovering to see how he enjoyed his experience in Atlanta.
"Overall it was a real good visit," he said. "I was able to hang out with the players and coaches and they were all cool. I had a good time with them. I was able to spend some time with their good recruiting class too including Nick Claytor, Jonathan Dwyer, Steven Threet and Tyler Melton.
"All those guys basically told me what they like about the school and why they committed there. They then told me to join the family. I also spent a lot of time with my host, Darryl Richard. he was a cool guy that gave me a lot of insight about why he picked Georgia Tech too."
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Besides meeting with players, the No. 90 prospect in the country checked out the school, city and met with the coaches.
"On my visit, I was able to check out the dorms, I also saw the academic advisors, ate out a lot and went to Turner Broadcasting," he said. "One of the dinners I went out with coach Smith, D'Alessandris and Gailey. They were all really straight forward and good to talk to. My conversation with Chan Gailey was especially informative because he broke down where he sees me playing at defensive end and more."
Of course the trip wouldn't be complete without the game he witnessed between the Ramblin' Wreck and Notre Dame.
"Oh man, that was a real good game," he stated. "I think the officials were kind of giving it to Notre Dame, but it was real good anyway. The fans were very loyal and supportive of the team and I like seeing that."
Morgan thoroughly enjoyed his trip, but wouldn't rate the visit.
"I've got no comment because I don't really know how good it was," he said. "It was a good visit and Georgia Tech is definitely still in the picture. I think they are a really great institution to get a degree from. I'll have a better idea of my leader once I take every visit."
Next up for the No. 1 player in the Keystone State is a trip to Ohio State on September 23rd.
"I'm going to be looking at the facts when I go there just like every other school I go to," he said. "I want to see what I'll be getting into both at the school and football part."
Meanwhile, last Friday Morgan kicked off the season helping Coatesville to a 21-6 victory.
"Our team played well," he said. "I finished the game with eight tackles and 130 yards rushing. It was an alright game for me, but I know I can always do better."