July 25, 2006
Another one for the Hokies?
Richmond (Va.) Varina athlete Davon Morgan is set to announce his decision on Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. EST at Breaker's Restaurant on the south side of Richmond. The 6-foot-0, 184-pounder is one of the top 250 players in the country and will be choosing between Virginia Tech, Michigan and Tennessee. So who will it be?
Tennessee was the last school to offer Morgan, but have been recruiting him very hard and has a good defensive back tradition. Michigan has been there from the start and pulled running back Brandon Minor from Varina last year. Although Morgan has not visited either school, he's heard a lot about Michigan from Minor and the two are friends. Former Dominion State stud Antwan Stewart has been very successful at Tennessee and the Vols have done well recruiting Virginia in the past. And keep in mind that Varina hasn't sent a player to Virginia Tech since Jonathan Lewis in 2002 and notables like Minor and Mike Robinson have headed out of state.
|Farrell's Forecast |
| Morgan could play cornerback or rover for the Hokies. Morgan is more quick than flat-out fast but has very quick feet and is excellent in man-to-man coverage as he displayed at the Penn State NIKE Camp. Many smaller schools wanted him as a quarterback, but he feels playing defensive back is best for his future. He'll do it in Blacksburg. |
Forecast: Virginia Tech
Confidence Level: High
-- Rivals.com National Analyst Mike Farrell
But Virginia Tech not only has recruiting momentum on their side and they've also been Morgan's favorite from the start. He's been to Blacksburg numerous times, feels comfortable with his recruiter, assistant coach Jim Cavanaugh, and is impressed with the Hokies defensive back production (D'Angelo Hall, Jimmy Williams, etc.). Morgan also hit it off with five-star quarterback Tyrod Taylor at Virginia Tech's camp recently and his decision comes on the heels of Taylor's. This one is pretty obvious. It would be a stunner if he chose anyone but Tech.
As a quarterback, Morgan passed for 1,402 yards and 20 touchdowns while running for 500+ yards and seven more scores. On defense he had nine interceptions.
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