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Wayne Morgan Tells Fizz He’s Comfortable at SU, Wants to Play with Reddish


Brooklyn native and 3-star recruit Wayne Morgan has been a busy man lately. Last week the Erasmus Hall product took a trip to Arizona for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and played with some of the nation’s best talent. Next week the DB will be heading to visit Coach P for his official at UConn.

It’s a hectic final stretch for the heralded NYC prospect who told The Fizz this week he will indeed wait until National Signing Day on February 1st to make his decision between Syracuse and Connecticut. After a fantastic visit to the Hill last month, he reassured us SU has the advantage right now.

“I already feel comfortable when I’m there. I didn’t really have to get to know anybody, because I already knew the people there. So I really felt comfortable when I was on campus.”

You can thank Brandon Reddish for that. The last time The Fizz spoke with Morgan, the safety gushed about the possibility playing with his good friend and fellow Brooklyn native. Now, after visiting campus, it seems like Morgan cannot wait to put on the Orange for next season.

“We’ve been wanting to play together since high school because we went to different schools. So we just want to go to the same school. We played Pop Warner together, and it’ll be great to play with him in college again. Brandon is one of the main reasons [I’m looking forward to coming to Syracuse].”

Morgan admitted he doesn’t have any type of close friendships with players at UConn. Orange Nation can only hope that Reddish does a little more recruiting over the next few weeks. SU has to like its chances of landing the talented Morgan.

Landing the Erasmus Hall product is vital in establishing that strong foothold in New York City. Morgan’s lockdown coverage was on display last week at Chase Field in Phoenix. Wayne was all over the field at the All-American Bowl, playing the safety, corner, and nickel back positions. Wayne told The Fizz he had a blast, especially with his friend and, fellow Syracuse target, Anthony Standifer.

“I had the time of my life. I met a lot of people and some good players. It was a great experience being there, playing with those guys from around the country and getting to know them.”   

Bringing in the combination of Morgan and Standifer (who has offers from Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Michigan among others) is a long shot, but either one would be important for a ravaged SU defense. One thing is for sure, Doug Marrone is very close in landing the “Brooklyn Bullet.” A few more calls from Reddish and SU could be all set.

Posted: Kevin Fitzgerald

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.


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