D.J. Morgan hit the big time this summer focusing on two major SEC schools to attend camp and gain the attention of some high-profile programs.
"I visited Alabama and Auburn," Morgan said last weekend at the Battle at the Beach. "I was there for eight days. I spent five days in Tuscaloosa and I spent three in Auburn."
Each trip went well for the 2016 athlete from powerhouse Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco even if neither program has offered at this point.
The 6-foot-1, 193-pound prospect worked out at receiver and defensive back and seemed to enjoy both campuses. Alabama definitely stood out and Morgan got a really good feel for the coaching staff.
"It's a great program," Morgan said of the Crimson Tide.
"It's all about hard work. They work you. It's obvious how they've been able to dominate college football because they work hard and pay attention to little details. It was fun working out with coach (Billy) Napier at receiver and coach (Kirby) Smart at safety."
It was a similar situation at Auburn where Morgan worked both ways and the coaches even talked to him about playing cornerback if he were to come to the Tigers.
"It was fun," Morgan said. "I got to work out a lot more at safety. I played a lot of receiver, too. The corners coach talked about converting me to a corner if I went to Auburn."
So far, Morgan has received offers from Utah and Vanderbilt. The 2016 prospect said Notre Dame and Cal are also showing a lot of interest and like all the other schools said this upcoming season will be crucial to his recruitment.
"They'll keep recruiting me," Morgan said of Alabama and Auburn. "It's all about how I show out this year. I didn't play that much last year as a sophomore so this year should be my breakout year."