Earlier this month, Virginia Tech extended an official scholarship offer to Varina (VA) QB/S Davon Morgan . Only a junior, the 6-0 1/2, 180-pound Morgan is receiving heavy interest from a number of other Division 1A programs but Tech is his first official offer.
“A lot of schools are interested in him,” Varina assistant coach Blanda Wolfe said. “A lot of the same schools that were interested in Brandon [Minor] are interested in Davon. The first school to formally offer is Virginia Tech.”
An outstanding athlete, Morgan played quarterback and free safety for the Blue Devils. Offensively, he took charge once Minor went down early in the season with a hip injury and never looked back. He completed 70-138 passes for 1,402 yards, 20 touchdowns and only threw six interceptions. He added 505 yards rushing on 75 carries and scored seven touchdowns. Morgan was named Capital district offensive player of the year for his performance.
Defensively, he had nine interceptions in just nine games at safety and was named to the Richmond Times-Dispatch first-team all-metro defense.
“Free safety is probably what he’ll play in college,” Wolfe said. “He’ll probably be recruited as an athlete, but I think he’ll end up at free safety. That’s the position Virginia Tech is recruiting him to play.”
Morgan led Varina to a 9-1 record in 2005. He showed true leadership ability in the face of adversity (Minor’s injury).
“We thought he’d have a productive year, but he really carried us,” Wolfe said. “The Highland Springs game was really the only game he didn’t play well in, and that was because they showed him a lot of different looks and I think it confused him some. But he’s a student of the game. He watches a lot of film. If he has a day off, he’ll come in an watch film. I think that’s one of the things that makes him such a good defensive player. He’s like a coach on the field back there.”
Wolfe doesn’t expect an early decision from Morgan, who has visited Virginia Tech on several occasions.
“I think he probably will take his time,” Wolfe said. “The couple of times he has been to Virginia Tech, he has had a great time. He really likes the coaches. I think part of the reason they offered is because of the kind of...
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