May 20, 2009
Sleeper quarterback waiting for offers
One of the surprise performers at the TCU Elite 11 was Austin (Texas) S.F. Austin quarterback Jacob Morgan. Though no offers have arrived since the event, Morgan is hoping that when coaches see what he can do in person - like those at the Elite 11 event were able to do - the offers will start coming in.
"Things have been going good," Morgan said. "Things are really slow right now with recruiting. I just got out of baseball now I'm back into football and a couple of coaches have been stopping by."
S.F. Austin is not actually partaking in spring practice because a recent coaching change has left the new head coach scrambling to secure his new staff. However, there have been some schools that have come through to check in on Morgan despite limited opportunities to evaluate.
"Iowa State stopped by today," he said on Tuesday. "A couple of small colleges stopped by but the other ones that came last week were Utah, New Mexico, Rice and Houston."
A two-sport standout, Morgan also stars on the baseball diamond where he plays centerfield. His strong performance in baseball this past season actually has him considering playing in college.
"I actually performed better than I thought I would," he said. "I only had 8 strikeouts in 26 games. I play both sports pretty good so whichever sport gives me a better offer I'll most likely play."
Football attention likely will pick up for Morgan this summer when he coaches are able to see his strong frame and big arm in person. He already has plans to attend several one-day camps.
"I'm going to attend a couple of summer one-day camps like Kansas, Kansas State, Houston and TCU," he said. "I'll attend some of the local schools, some of the Big 12 schools and I'll also be attending the Elite 11 in Las Vegas."
Last season, Morgan was helped by throwing to Texas Tech signee Emory Blake. However with Blake gone, Morgan may have a better opportunity to show what he can do.
"This year we don't have Emory so I want coaches to see that I can make all the throws and see my feet and my reads," he said. "I'd have to say my strengths are putting the ball in tight spots. If you're going to run a 15-yard comeback, I'm going to hit you right when you come out of your break."
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