This off-season, Varina standout Davon Morgan has been intense and focused on preparing for his senior season and a run at a state championship for his Blue Devil squad. The 6-0 quarterback/free safety has enjoyed working with his teammates and has helped improve his strength and size as well.
“I’m up to 188 pounds,” Morgan said. “Our team has been doing a lot of stuff in the off-season. We’ve been working harder than ever before. We push, pull, run…whatever it takes. And this team is coming together better. We root for each other and we push each other.”
There certainly is reason for optimism for a Varina squad that finished the 2005 season at 9-1.
“We have everybody back,” Morgan said. “I’m trying to take a big leadership role. I think we have a great chance to do some great things with this team.”
In his junior season, Morgan completed 70-138 passes for 1402 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. He rushed 75 times for 505 yards and 7 touchdowns. Defensively, he had 9 interceptions from the free safety position. He is being recruited mainly as a defensive back or athlete by the 1A programs, with some of the smaller programs such as Richmond projecting him as a quarterback.
Morgan is looking to show off his skills on both sides of the ball at next week’s Nike camp at Penn State.
“I’m loving it,” Morgan said of the opportunity to compete at the Nike combine. “When I get up there, I want to play quarterback and I want to do some defensive back stuff. I know there are going to be good receivers, but I want to show them that I’m better. I love competition. No matter how talented the other person is, I think my heart is bigger.”
Coaches from Boston College, Connecticut and Delaware have been to Varina this week to evaluate. Morgan expects Wake Forest to come in soon and believes Virginia Tech coaches will visit on May 2nd. At this point, his only 1A offers are from Michigan and Virginia Tech.
Are there any favorites at this point?
“Not really,” Morgan replied. “I’m taking every school in right now. I want to take my time.”
Of Virginia Tech, Morgan had the following to say.
“I haven’t been to Tech recently, but every time I go there I have a good time,” Morgan said. “I know a lot of people there and it just feels like home.”
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