Morgan Chooses Hokies!

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Virginia Tech’s amazing commitment run in July continued today, when 6-0, 188-pound Varina star Davon Morgan announced his decision to attend Virginia Tech over offers from Michigan and Tennessee. Morgan announced his choice during a 5:00 p.m. press conference in Midlothian (VA).

“I have thought long and hard about which school is best for me and have narrowed it down to Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia Tech,” Morgan said at his press conference. “And, next year, I will be attending… Virginia Tech (loud applause).

“I chose Virginia Tech because they made me feel at home every time I visited and every time I talked to the coaches and the players. It felt like my program here at Varina.”

Morgan has been a high target for the Tech staff, which offered him last winter.

“Virginia Tech showed me a lot of love,” Morgan said in an interview following the press conference. “I just felt comfortable with the coaches. I can talk to them about anything.”

On defense, Morgan played safety for Varina and is being recruited by Tech specifically for the free safety position. As a junior last season, he had made an exceptional nine interceptions from the safety spot.

“The thing I like about [being recruited to play free safety] is that Tech has one of the most dominant defenses in the nation and I wanted to be a part of that,” Morgan said. “I don’t just want to be another player. I want to make a name for myself and make a name for the team and make the team accomplish their goals.”

One of the leader’s of Varina’s squad, Morgan also plays quarterback. He led the Blue Devils to a 9-1 record last season – quite a season considering star running back Brandon Minor missed most of the year with an injury. Morgan thrived in Minor’s absence and finished the year with 1,907 total yards and 27 touchdowns. He was named district offensive player of the year. He is rated a 4-star recruit and the #7 overall prospect in TSL’s Top 30 in the state of Virginia.

Morgan is the 15th player to commit to Virginia Tech in the 2007 recruiting class. Of the commits, only four are projected initially for the defensive side of the ball – DT Kwamaine Battle, Morgan, LB Quillie Odom and DL Justin Young.

More questions…

You were considering making a decision later in the process but decided to commit early. Why did you ultimately decide to commit now?

“The recruiting process wasn’t going like I thought it would,” Morgan said. “I was