|HometownNew Orleans, LA|
|High schoolSt. Augustine|
Stanley Morgan, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound receiver out of New Orleans St. Augustine announced his commitment on Nov. 7.
Morgan also held offers from Ole Miss, Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, Tennessee, UCLA, Mississippi State and Michigan State.
Morgan was one of five players to officially visit Nebraska on Sept. 27 for the Illinois game — a 45-14 win in which the Huskers wore their alternate uniforms — and our postgame coverage noted that Stanley seemed to be enjoying his visit.
Morgan's primary recruiters were former Nebraska receivers coach Rich Fisher and secondary coach Charlton Warren, who is staying on the staff under Mike Riley.
“I love that the coaches didn’t promise I was going to play, but promised me if I work hard and do the things I’m supposed to do I can play as a freshman,” Morgan said via text message to The World-Herald.
Rated a three- or four-star slot receiver by the major recruiting sites, Morgan joins linebacker Tyrin Ferguson as New Orleans high school players joining the Huskers in 2015. Nebraska landed four Louisiana players in its 2014 class, including receivers Glenn Irons and Jariah Tolbert.
With his commitment on Friday, Morgan became the second receiver in the Huskers' 2015 class, joining physical Georgia pass-catcher Nekyle Lundie. Morgan showed good hands as a senior, winning Nola.com's catch of the year award.
ESPN — which ranks Morgan at No. 243 in the site's Top 300 recruiting rankings — notes the receiver's "nice bulk and adequate strength" and "very good acceleration."
Morgan "is tough and will go after the ball in traffic and isn't afraid to go over the middle," ESPN writes. "(He) shows decent shake, elusiveness and quickness after the catch."
Morgan announced his commitment on WWL-TV's Fourth Down Friday show, later posting the news on Twitter.
Morgan’s commitment was expected for nearly a week after he postponed it, and he talked to The World-Herald via text before the televised announcement.
“I would have never thought I would be going to Nebraska,” Morgan wrote. “I’m so glad I took my visit!”
His mom, Monique Jason, prodded him to do it. She came with him for the Sept. 27 night game against Illinois.
“I think she might love Nebraska more than I do,” Morgan wrote.
Husker fans, in turn, could enjoy the commit.
On signing day, Morgan was excited to be a Husker.
Just fax Nebraska ! It's official Guys ! #GBR— Stanley Morgan Jr (@Thekidstan) February 4, 2015
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Our take: It starts with Morgan’s hands. He has highlight-reel catches all over Cyberspace. That had to be what Nebraska’s coaches admired most about him. He reads the ball well in the air and puts his body in a good position. And he’s not afraid of contact. Is he ready to contribute right away? Possibly. It’s not easy to predict how NU’s new offense will cater to its returning receivers. But Morgan has a chance — because of those hands.
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