Morgan’s Coach Tells Fizz SU Has “Outstanding Chance” After His Official Visit

Wayne Morgan is the best player in NYC, and the Orange is close to landing him.

New York Daily News

Wayne Morgan’s visit to Syracuse last weekend left the three-star safety excited about the Orange, and has given some much needed good news for Orange Nation. Morgan is NYC’s top player this year, and has had offers from Alabama, Miami and Michigan. But the Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn) star wants to stay closer to home and has appreciated schools like SU, which has shown interest the longest. The Fizz talked with the head coach Danny Landberg, who said Morgan loved his weekend in CNY.

“He had a great visit, an absolutely wonderful time. He loved the tour, the Carrier Dome, the coaching staff and Doug Marrone, and even the dorms where his friend Brandon Reddish lived. He had a great time.”

This is the antidote Orange Nation was hoping for after a string of disappointment and frustration. The end of the season collapse has left SU fans wondering what the lingering effects would be for the final commitments of this class. As The Fizz reported this week, four-star RB Boom Perkins scratched the Orange off his final 5.

Morgan’s visit is a very good sign considering it’s now down to just two schools, Syracuse and UConn. Apparently, Crazy Eyes Schiano and Rutgers have been crossed of his list. The Dougie has openly spoke about owning the Big Apple, a non-traditional pipeline of college football talent. This would be another SU flag to plant in New York City.

Landberg said Morgan will be making his visit to Storrs in January, but it’s good news his Husky trip will now have to live up to the weekend to Syracuse. One of the x-factors in landing Morgan has always been Brandon Reddish, one of his close friends from Brooklyn. Landberg says he’s personally thrilled for the potential of the two playing together next season.

“I’m excited. I know Brandon very well, and I trust Brandon and he is a high quality kid. I would be very happy if Wayne was with him because he would be with good people”

Reddish might be the final piece of the puzzle to landing Morgan. Sounds like Brandon helped connect his high school buddy with the rest of the team. Landberg said Morgan “feels very comfortable with all the kids he got to meet, and the guys he knew already like (Steven) Rene, Brandon, (Jeremiah) Kobena and (Ivan) Foy.”  The other huge difference maker for Morgan, according to Landberg, is the academics.

“For Wayne, it’s really a matter of that he is going to graduate on time, and I know that Syracuse has a great rate as far as graduating their players”

Landberg told The Fizz “Syracuse has an outstanding chance of getting” Morgan. Last month Morgan told The Fizz Doug Marrone was a “real coach.” He would also certainly have the chance of making an impact as a freshman in the secondary. It’s another factor that Landberg said could guide Morgan to SU as we inch closer to National Signing Day.

Syracuse seems to have the clear advantage after his visit, and it’s impossible to overstate how crucial Reddish is. He has shown Wayne the in’s and out’s of campus, and the expectations of the team. It may be the deciding factor as it comes down to two Big East rivals, the former Orange coach and the current one. Right now, Syracuse continues to be the favorite in the race for Wayne Morgan.

Posted: Kevin Fitzgerald

13 Comments on this Post

  1. Great to hear that we have a good chance at wayne. I just really hope he picks SU over Uconn idk why you would even pick uconn over the cuse smh…Play in NY for NY

  2. Weird, morga is a three star on scout but a four star on espn. Normally espn has the players rated lower then scout. But hey i won’t complain.

  3. Come to Cuse wayne !!

  4. Again-Sources from the city feel Morgan has fallen in his abilities this year. I do check the NYC papers and he was not really active. Yes mentioned but not active in his play. Kinda like Reddish. Reddish really was not all that impressive this year. But upcoming classes do look promising for big apple talent.

  5. I am so confused about this kid

    when he wasn’t interested in SU and wanted to go to a big school we were uspposed to think he was overrated and wasn’t a big deal.

    now those big schools haven’t come through and aren’t recruiting him so he is down to uconn/su(must be tough to stomach considering his high hopes of being a big recruit) and we are supposed to think he is a stud recruit again?

    Its normal though a lot of nyc kids are overrated.

  6. The reason Morgan is down to SU and UConn is that the other schools stopped recruiting him, crazy eyes included.

  7. Tim Tebow

    after my conversations with JC I can confirm only two school are recruiting him.

    he did place numerous calls to attempt to gain interest but didnt happen.


    I prayed about it

    kid is a solid two star prospect cuse should get him if they can.

  9. No matter how many schools are recruiting him, my opinion is SU needs to nab him. Not only is a need for playmakers obv in secondary, but making sure orange grab best kids out of NYC is important. Even though they are not always impact guys make it an afterthought that SU always lands the best kids out of NYC.

  10. Cuse44Tons

    There could be several reasons for the drop in stats that have nothing to do with ability. In the high school game its easier for the opposing coach to gameplan to stay away from a certain player, or maybe the offense was playing ball controll and staying on the field longer, etc. I am sure HCDM and his staff have been watching him a lot closer than any of us and have a reason for still recruiting him.

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