Prestwood Christian Academy tight end Christian Morgan took in his first game at Kyle Field on Sunday night. Gigem247's Taylor Hamm spoke to the 6-5, 240 pound junior and has the latest surrounding his recruitment.
General thoughts on the Kyle Field experience
“I haven’t been to many game environments like the one at Kyle Field,” Morgan said. “It seemed like a fan base unified and it was really unique to sit and watch The 12th Man do their cheers. The only thing I had experiencing growing up was going to a lot of Texas games. It would get loud but at A&M it's a whole different level. It was really cool.”
On A&M's offensive system and how they use their tight ends
“It’s funny because after the game Coach Sherman asked me what I thought about that touchdown grab by Prioleau,” he said. “It’s the perfect system for me. Talking to Coach (Zac) Taylor, he said they feel tight end is one of the most important positions in their system. I’m definitely looking for a school that sees that position as highly regarded. It was nice to hear that.”
On meeting with the Aggie coaches
“I talked to Coach Taylor back in his office with my family after the game,” he added. “He basically just went over how it would play out if I came there. He said that they run three tight ends right now, and when I get there as a freshman, two of the guys on the roster right now would be seniors. I would have a shot to immediately play as a freshman. He also said they like my size and how I’m already big enough to play in that system. I talked to Coach Sherman on Facebook the next day and he told me that they’re looking forward to getting me back down again soon.”
On spending time with Kohl Stewart during and after the game
“He messaged me on Facebook about a week ago and he asked me if I was coming down,” he said of the 2013 Aggie commit. “He’s a real cool dude and a funny guy. We were talking about how it would be cool for us to have the power to be able to commit and decide how the rest of the chips fall. Meaning, if you’re one of the first players to commit in a class, everyone kind of goes off you. I think it would be a cool opportunity to recruit other top prospects around you. Knowing the players that are in your class with you are talented-those are the players you’re going to be spending the most time with- can help with creating a family-like group. It also creates an us-versus-the-world type attitude where we are trying to get the best guys here and we’re trying to win and adding the whole family aspect to that could really help that happen.”
On his comfort level in Aggieland
“I loved everything about it and everything I’ve seen so far is top-notch,” he said. “I do feel comfortable with it. I feel like I fit in with the student base, what they’re about, and the football team. Also, it’s close to home and I’ll be able to compete for championships and be with guys that I like. I feel like it’s the perfect situation.”
On the Aggie's move to the SEC
“I think it helps,” he said. “The coaches touched on it a little bit. They said that’s probably where they will be. They said they weren’t going worry about all that right now but that’s what’s happening. For me, that would be the perfect opportunity to place close to home and be able to play schools like Alabama and Auburn.”
On where the Aggie's stack up
“They were always near the top because of the relationship I had with Coach (Dat) Nguyen and I think the visit definitely solidified them as a place that I could see myself going and I like a lot,” he said.
“Coach Nguyen said he was coming to my game on Friday so I think he’s close to offering,” he added. “I’m not really sure where they stand to be honest.”
On his upcoming visits planned this fall.
“I’ll probably make a trip up to OU and probably Baylor,” he said. “I might take a trip to Texas depending on if I hear from Coach Chambers or not. I know Tulsa invited me to a game and Oklahoma State. I’ll probably go to Stillwater. I’m also going up to Auburn for a game. Hopefully, I’ll be back down to A&M in a couple of weeks for the Oklahoma State game.”