Rivals100 defensive end Derrick Morgan took his third of five official visits this past weekend down to South Beach. The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder out of Coatesville, Pa. enjoyed his time in Miami.
"The trip went really well," he said. "Everything went as planned and overall I had a good time. I got there Saturday morning and basically went to the game, met with some academic people and hung out with my host Calais Campbell. He just told me that this was one of the best choices in his life to go there and gave me a lot of information about why he came down here, the football team and the university. He also said coach Palermo and Hurtt were really cool guys and easy to get along with."
Morgan was able to talk with Larry Coker on the trip too.
"I met with him on Sunday and it was good," he stated. "He just told me where I fit in there and said if I do good enough I can play as a freshman. He did talk about all the pressure they are under there and basically said they have a very young team, but they will get it back together and are moving forward in the right direction."
The four-star prospect enjoyed taking in the Hurricanes tough victory over Houston.
"It was a lot closer than I expected, but Miami pulled it out in the clutch," he said. "Houston had a real good offense and I liked the way Miami's defense played. They are fast and swarm after the ball. The defensive ends in particular are real intense getting off the ball quick and physical at the point of attack.
"As for the atmosphere, it was really good. I had a lot of fun at the game and it was a good time."
Though he couldn't rate the visit just like previous officials, Morgan said it went well.
"Overall it was a very good visit and I can't rate it in comparison to the others," he said. "I've got to wait until I take all five officials and break it down, then I can compare them."
Next up for Morgan is an official to Penn State on October 14th.
"I've been up there a bunch of times before, but I want to get a better look at the university," he said. "I want to check out the game atmosphere, hang out with the players and talk to the coaches some more."