Crete-Monee (Ill.) class of 2014 linebacker Nyles Morgan picked up an offer from Notre Dame when before he had finished his sophomore year. On Saturday he made his game first visit to South Bend to see the Irish host Michigan.
"I loved it… it was crazy," Morgan said. "The band was playing every other play and it was just wild. I think it was because, first of all, it is a rivalry, and second of all it was a night game and not too many teams play night games throughout the year and that brings its own atmosphere along with it."
The offer from Notre Dame came during the last week of the Spring Evaluation Period, and Morgan continued to feel the love from Irish coaches during his visit last weekend.
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"I feel that they are very interested in me to play inside linebacker for them," Morgan said. "The coach I keep up with most [at Notre Dame] is Coach [Chuck] Martin. He is my recruiter and I do like him as a recruiter because he has been [real] towards me. I am starting to tell when recruiters are being phony towards me, and he seems really interested in what I can bring to their team."
A Saturday game for Crete-Monee will preclude Morgan from taking any college game visits this weekend, but he does have plans to see more schools later this fall.
"I want to see the Ohio State-Michigan game at Ohio State," he said. "Then, I am trying to go down to an Alabama game if I can. After that, I'll have to call some coaches and find out some things."
Besides Notre Dame, Morgan holds offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, UCLA and Vanderbilt. He has received a lot of new interest since the start of September.
"The last few weeks Michigan has been sending me a lot of mail as well as Alabama, Vanderbilt, Florida, Washington, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio State has been sending me a lot of emails," Morgan reported.