New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine Rivals250 wide receiver Stanley Morgan is preparing for the 2014 season, and the Purple Knights are used to success on the football field.
Over the last few seasons standout running back Leonard Fournette, who is now at LSU, has been a catalyst for a powerful St. Augustine squad. As 2014 approaches, Fournette is no longer there, but Morgan and his teammates feel good about what lies ahead.
"It's going well. It's just like last year. The biggest thing is we don't have Leonard anymore but we have people who can make up for that," Morgan said. "My biggest goal is not getting hurt and to help our team in anyway I can. I had 1,000 (receiving yards) last year and I'm trying to get over 1,500 this year."
In addition to the season, Morgan is also working his way through the recruiting process. He does not claim any leaders at this point, but he does have a few programs he is giving a long look.
"I'm really heavy on UCLA, Tulane, and Florida right now. And Nebraska too," Morgan said. "UCLA, Tulane, Nebraska, and Florida are all recruiting me real hard right now. They're sending me a lot of mail and a lot of DMs on Twitter and they talk to my mom sometimes."
In addition to the interest he is receiving he feels good about the relationships he has established with coaches at each of the programs he is "heavy" on right now.
"Tulane, coach David (Johnson) coached at St. Aug so we have a great relationship there," Morgan said. "UCLA's wide receiver coach we talk all the time. Nebraska, the coach came down for one of my spring practices and fell in love with me. Florida, coach D Lew we have the same barber."
He does not have any unofficial visits scheduled at this time, and he is currently working out his official visit schedule. He expects to take his official visits during the season and plans to make his college commitment after he takes his visits.
Morgan is currently ranked No. 222 in the Rivals250, and No. 27 among the nation's 2015 wide receivers. As a junior he recorded 66 receptions for 1,077 yards and 13 touchdowns. He recorded 806 yards and 13 touchdowns on 61 receptions as a sophomore.