Morgan is All Cal

Jordan Morgan

Chandler (Ariz.) athlete Jordan Morgan had 16 offers heading into this weekend for visits to Cal and Stanford. On Saturday, after camping during the morning session at Cal, he received an offer. And it didn't take long for Morgan to make his decision to verbally commit to the Bears. Check inside to see the newest Golden Bear in action…

Jordan Morgan (6-0, 190) has had a busy summer, spending time at camps, combines and unofficial visits since the school year let out. He camped at California this weekend and when he was offered a scholarship from Tedford and the Bears, it didn't take him long to make his college commitment.

"It was one of my dream schools," he says. "I will get the chance to play at a Pac 10 school and be in California. So when the opportunity presented itself, I made a call to my family and jumped on it."

Morgan says that Stanford and Colorado rounded out his top three.

An excellent performance at the second day of Cal's camp is what sealed the deal on the scholarship offer. He explains, "Coach Simmons worked me and a two other guys out. After that, Tedford called me into the office and offered me. I was in shock and it is amazing how this feels."

This was Morgan's first time on campus and he describes the campus as "amazing". "I like how close everything is, the campus has a lot of history and just a good feeling," he says. "They have one of the biggest library's in the world and they are getting all new football facilities, including a 42,000 square foot weight room."

A big bonus to Morgan was the optometry school. "The have an optometry school across the street from the campus and I want to be an optometrist," he notes.

Morgan carries a 3.75 grade point average and scored a 1900 on the SAT.

Morgan has enrolled at Chandler (Ariz.) for the 2010 but played at nearby Chandler (Ariz.)Valley Christian in 2009, where he recorded 139 tackles and five interceptions at safety. Offensively, as a quarterback, he threw for 1,516 yards and 23 touchdowns. He added 1,450 more yards on the ground with 20 more scores. But his biggest attribute is his length strength. He averaged over 45 yards per punt earning All-American honors. Morgan was also named 3A-1A state player of the year.

The Bears are recruiting him as a safety. "Coach Pendergast says I can play either strong of free safety. After the camp I was able to go watch film with him for two hours. I really like what he does with the safeties. He runs a pro-style defense and gets them ready for the next level," he says.

Morgan says, "I'm a Bear." He says he has no plans to visit any other programs and is firmly committed to Cal.


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