The second Class of 2019 instate recruit has committed to play for Kevin Sumlin at Arizona and he comes from the Tucson area.
Three-star offensive lineman Jordan Morgan, a standout at Marana High School who was offered a scholarship by Arizona last weekend, announced today through his coach’s Twitter that he will be a Wildcat.
First-year Marana coach Louie Ramirez tweeted:
“Tucson is home to me and for Arizona to give me an opportunity to play the game I love and get a great degree is incredibly humbling.”
Morgan joins Phoenix punter Kyle Ostendorp as the two instate recruits who have pledged to Arizona.
Morgan, 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, participated in NAU’s camp last weekend, and Sumlin happened to be in Flagstaff as part of Arizona’s Road Tour. According to Tucson Weekly, offensive line coach Joe Gilbert offered Morgan a scholarship after observing him at a camp in Flagstaff.
“He told me that he was going to offer me a full ride scholarship to U of A, and I was speechless,” Morgan told the Tucson Weekly. “It was pretty mind blowing. So yeah, it’s a pretty big step forward for me.”
NAU and South Dakota State were the only other schools to offer Morgan a scholarship.
The other known players who have committed for the Class of 2019 are Houston prospects — quarterback Grant Gunnell and running back Michael Wiley.