Four-star defensive end Derrick Morgan confirmed his commitment today. The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder out of Coatesville, Pa. told his coach Tom Nichols this afternoon that he made a commitment to Georgia Tech.
"He told me a little while ago that he committed last night to Georgia Tech," Nichols said. "He didn't really say exactly why he chose Georgia Tech, but I know he had a good visit there and when he was down he met a number of guys that already committed to the team. Since he's been back, he's stayed in touch with them.
"I also know he was very impressed with the broadcast opportunities down there. He wants to study communications. Finally, he didn't say directly, but I know he was very comfortable with the coaching staff at Georgia Tech."
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What kind of player are the Yellow Jackets getting?
"They are getting a very intelligent player that is not just a great athlete, but a great student in the classroom," he stated. "He's very conscious of what he has to do and there is no downside here. He's the kind of kid his parents should be very proud of because they did a great job.
"Sometimes you get concerned that players aren't mature enough for college, but Derrick is responsible. I think it's a great fit and I'm sure he made the best decision for himself. He'll be an outstanding player for them."
The Rivals100 prospect plans to enroll at Georgia Tech in January. He chose the Yellow Jackets over offers from Penn State, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Miami, Boston College and many others.