Safety Morgan Visits Rutgers, Talks Leader(s)

Wayne Morgan

Eramus Hall High (Brooklyn, N.Y.) safety Wayne Morgan took an unofficial to Rutgers on Thursday, and afterward he spoke to ScarletReport.com about what he learned, how much interest the Scarlet Knights are showing and whether he has a leader.

On a day full of big-time recruits, a surprise visitor showed up when Erasmus Hall High (Brooklyn, N.Y.) defensive back Wayne Morgan came to practice.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Morgan met with Rutgers coach Greg Schiano after practice, and during it had a midfield discussion with Scarlet Knights athletic director Tim Pernetti.

After leaving campus, Morgan said Rutgers and Michigan were his leaders.

"Those are the ones most interested in me," Morgan said.

He then gave an overview of the trip.

"It went good," Morgan said. "We watched the morning practice. I saw all the coaches and also (receiver) Keith Stroud, one of the receivers, who I know."

Morgan arrived on campus early and spoke with a number of the Scarlet Knights' assistant coaches, including offensive line coach Kyle Flood and defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley, before the rendezvous at midfield with Pernetti.

"He was telling me to listen to coach Schiano and watch how he coaches," said Morgan, who added what Schiano told him during the post-practice meeting. "He was telling me about the school, and about how they want me."

During the day, Morgan said he was reminded how much the Scarlet Knights want him, and he explained how he knows it.

"Just the time they put in to talk to me," Morgan said. "They wouldn't do that if they didn't want me. When I'm there, it seems like they're excited to see me."

When he wasn't speaking with Pernetti, Morgan spent much of the practice watching the Scarlet Knights' defensive backs. And one thing really stood out.

"They're feet," he said. "They've got quick feet."

Morgan is rated as the No. 19 safety in the nation in Scout.com's 2012 recruiting class, but he can also play cornerback. But he isn't sure whether the Scarlet Knights want him as a corner or a safety.

"They don't really talk to me about that," Morgan said. "They just want me on the field."

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