Syracuse, UConn standing out to Morgan


Four-star safety Wayne Morgan (Brooklyn, N.Y./Erasmus Hall) is about to turn his full attention to the recruiting process. For the moment, however, Morgan is more concerned with capping his senior season by winning New York City's Public School Athletic League championship.

Morgan and his Erasmus Hall teammates will be the underdog Tuesday night when they face Abraham Lincoln at Yankee Stadium. Erasmus Hall recovered from a 1-2 start and enters the game with a 9-3 record. Lincoln is 12-0.

Hall, the top-rated recruit in New York City, said Syracuse and Connecticut are among the schools still vying for his services.

"I'm hearing from them the most,” Morgan said. “Those are the schools that are showing the most interest.”

Morgan also has offers from Alabama, Boston College, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Penn State and Rutgers.

Morgan said he plans to take all five of his official visits, and that trips to Connecticut and Syracuse will likely be among the five. He hasn't been to either school.

“I've just been too busy with school and football,” he said. “I'm still focused on the season so I don't have an idea about the other [official] visits as of today. Miami and Alabama are possible.”

Morgan, who also plays quarterback and returns kicks for Erasmus Hall, will have a heavier workload versus Abraham Lincoln since Erasmus Hall running back Shaquell Jackson – Morgan's best friend – will miss the game because of a knee injury suffered in the PSAL semifinals.

Morgan said he speaks with coaches at Connecticut and Syracuse every other week.

“Can I see myself and either of those schools?',” Morgan said. “Yeah, I can.”