Nyles Morgan, team in a great spot (w/video)

Nyles Morgan, team in a great spot (w/video)

Crete-Monee junior linebacker Nyles Morgan helped the Warriors clinch a spot in the Illinois Class 6A championship game with a 28-27 victory over Lemont. GBW was there to check in with Morgan as he talked about his performance, his style of play as a linebacker, his interest in Michigan, other schools showing interest, and more.***video interview/highlights included***

Crete-Monee junior linebacker Nyles Morgan caused havoc in the Lemont backfield all night last Saturday night, as the Warriors beat the Indians 28-27 to advance to the Illinois Class 6A championship game.

Crete-Monee (13-0) will take on Cary-Grove (13-0) for the Illinois Class 6A state championship this Saturday at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Memorial Stadium at 1 p.m.

Morgan has had a lot to do with Crete-Monee's season, and he's humble about how far the team has come.

"Just amazement, I never thought of myself being in this picture right now," Morgan told GoBlueWolverine.com. "It's like a Cinderella dream come true. Now we got to win it."

At 6-foot-3, 220-pounds, Morgan used use his 4.6 speed to create problems for the Lemont offense last Saturday. He credits a big part of his success to his extensive film watching going into the semifinal matchup.

"I take credit for that, cause I watched a lot of film," Morgan said. "I've watched film since Monday. Me taking hours and hours out of my day, instead of doing extra homework I watched film. So I really think that played out to what they do and watching their tendencies. That kind of improved my game."

Recruiting

Morgan is rated a four-star prospect and No. 4 middle linebacker in the latest Scout.com 2014 player rankings. He has offers from, Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, UCLA, and Ohio State. He also noted that he is getting serious interest from Michigan, Alabama, and Arizona State. He said that his first college visit was to Ann Arbor last winter.

"That was actually my first visit anywhere. And so I really enjoyed that visit," Morgan said. "I mean I saw a lot of the coaches. I talked to coach (Brady) Hoke and coach (Mark) Smith. I remember me going in and seeing a lot of different things. I saw just about everything I need to see I think."

Since Morgan's visit to Michigan's campus, he says the contact with the Wolverine coaching staff has slowed down during his junior season.

"They have been sending me a lot mail," Morgan said on his Michigan recruitment. "I really haven't talked to them like that. But I do have interest in them. It's still like an open book right now. I'm trying to figure out where I fit in. I'm going to try to get my recruiting thing going more so after the season."

Currently, Morgan doesn't have an offer from the Wolverines. However, he says an offer would change his perspective on the Maize and Blue.

"I really would enjoy an offer," Morgan explained. "I mean, if they offered me that would make me put them in my category of options that I would have. I'm going to start looking at my options and where I can fit in best."

As far as a decision timeline, Morgan says he would like to make his college choice during his senior season. He says getting on the field early will play a part in his commitment.

"I'm looking for hospitality education-wise, and then they need a very good program for me to fit in. And also where I could probably start early or get good playing time in."



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