Maryland's loss is Iowa's gain. Where once the Terps thought they had a commitment from Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military wideout Josh Morgan, it turns out that Iowa was the pick all along.
"I got a call last night from Josh and he told me he spoke to coach Erb and coach Ferentz at Iowa and committed," said FUMA offensive coordinator JC Harmon of his 6-foot-1, 207-pound wideout. "Apparently Maryland thought he had committed to them, but Josh talked it over and decided that Iowa was his best fit."
Morgan, who caught 12 touchdown passes this past season, ran a hand-timed 4.31-second 40-yard dash at FUMA's recent combine.
"He's a dynamic player and we were blessed to have him this year," said Harmon. "He's going to be a great pickup for Iowa."
Head coach John Shuman said that Morgan's recruitment has been interesting.
"I'm getting calls from coaches at Maryland saying they thought he committed and even UConn thought he had committed to them," he said. "This happens sometimes. Sometimes kids don't want to say no to anyone."