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Offers pick up for PA backer Morgan

In just the past few weeks defensive end Derrick Morgan out of Coatesville, Pa. has added a half dozen offers. Now the 6-foot-4, 260-pounder is up to approximately 19 scholarships.
"Recently I picked up offers from Maryland, Michigan, Cincinnati, Iowa, North Carolina State and Miami," he said. "I'm very excited to get all the offers and it's very interesting to see all the interest coming in. Right now, I'm in the process of attempting to cut down my list to approximately 10 schools this summer."
When asked who is in his top 10, Morgan avoided the question.
"At the moment I'm still trying to keep that secret until I get out of school in June," he said. "My plan once I cut my list is to continue to narrow it down this summer and then take all five of my official visits in the fall. Once I do that I'll be able to make a decision either during or after the season."
Three schools that have apparently impressed the Keystone linebacker recently through phone calls are Penn State, Michigan and Syracuse.
"I've talked to Larry Johnson from Penn State, Steve Szabo from Michigan and Tim Cross at Syracuse," he said. "They were all very cool guys to talk to and very nice. I had good conversations with them."
With so many offers, what is Morgan looking for out of a school?
"Academics are the first thing for me as I'm looking to go into communications," he stated. "I'm also looking at my opportunity for early playing time, my relationship with the defensive line coach and the opportunity to make an impact on the team. I'll be looking at the surroundings of the school as well since I'm hoping to play in or near a big city."
Morgan plans to attend camps at North Carolina State and Penn State in June. The linebacker prospect is also looking to take a few unofficial visits including one to Pittsburgh this summer too.
The Coatesville prospect earned all-conference and area honors after registering 10 sacks last season.
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