Prospect Review: Christian Morgan


Christian Morgan

Tight End

Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas)

6’4 250 Lbs.

 

Rivals: 3-star

Scout: 4-star

ESPN: 3-star

247: 3-star

 

Chose Ole Miss over Florida State.

Previously committed to Florida State.

Morgan also had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Miami (Fl), Vanderbilt and Washington among others.

Committed to Ole Miss on October 8, 2012.

 

Possible playing time in 2013: In 2012, Ole Miss struggled at depth at most positions. This season, they appear to be deep at every position sans tight end. Ferbia Allen, Jamal Mosley and HR Greer will all graduate in May and that leaves the Rebels with John Youngblood (a redshirt-freshman converted from defensive end) as the lone scholarship tight end. Morgan has been practicing with the first team and has impressed so far. He will be joined by AJ Jackson and Evan Engram this summer, but for now his head start could propel him to the starting job in the opener. Expect Morgan to start from Day 1 and take the majority of the tight-end-set snaps throughout the season.

 

Wrap-up: Morgan is the tight end prospect of Hugh Freeze’s dreams. He is a well disciplined blocker who can stop the rush on the inside or he can go outside for support. His separation skills are not ideal but his hands are. Morgan does a great job of catching the ball in traffic and fighting a defender for it, a battle he typically wins. His frame is huge and he’s already filled out some, but has more room to add weight. In high school, he set up on the outside a lot and had success as a receiver, but his plus speed as a tight end won’t allow him to do the same as a receiver in the SEC. Polished blocker, soft hands and he is enrolled early.

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