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Morgan schedules two more officials

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With his senior season now complete, four-star Crete-Monee (Ill.) linebacker Nyles Morgan has moved forward with his recruitment by scheduling two more official visits.
"The official visit for Vanderbilt is Jan. 24, I believe," Morgan said. "I know for a fact I am taking one to Florida Nov. 30 for the game against Florida State. That should be good."
The timing of the Vanderbilt official visit is particularly interesting because Morgan has been planning to announce his commitment at the Army Bowl on Jan. 4. Scheduling a late January official visit suggests he will take his recruitment out closer to Signing Day.
"It looks that way, unless I change my mind about the official," Morgan said.
Barring a rescheduling of the trip to Vanderbilt, Morgan will have two months between trips to Gainesville and Nashville. It looks likely he will fill that gap by scheduling one more official visit.
"I do [plan to take a fifth official visit], but I have to figure out where - Texas A&M or Tennessee, and I think that's it," Morgan said.
Texas A&M is a team making a late charge in Morgan's recruitment, and the Aggies have put themselves in position to potentially snag his final official visit slot.
"I know for a fact that they are losing a lot of linebackers next year," Morgan said. "Then, you're playing with a Heisman Trophy winner - unless he leaves - so Texas A&M has a pretty good program. I know a couple guys in my class and the class ahead that will keep that going so it sounds like a pretty good option."
Linebacker depth is something Morgan has put some research into as he considers where to continue his football career.
"Actually, it seems like a lot of teams are losing their linebackers," Morgan said. "I know people always tell you that, but when you start looking at depth charts it is actually true."
The Rivals100 presented by Under Armour linebacker took his first two official visits of the process in October to Ole Miss and Notre Dame on consecutive weekends.
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