St. John Bosco Safety D.J. Morgan Receives Notre Dame Offer


St. John Bosco Safety D.J. Morgan believed his recruitment ended when he committed to Arizona State last Wednesday. However, Notre Dame hopes to convince him that he should continue his recruitment a little bit longer.

Yesterday, Notre Dame offered a scholarship to the 3-star prospect from Bellflower, California. D.J. Morgan also received offers from California, Colorado, Nebraska, Northwestern, Utah and Vanderbilt. Based on his offer list, Morgan is not only an athlete but a high academic individual. 

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D.J. Morgan measures 6’1.5″ and weighs 200 lbs. He claims a 4.80 40-yard dash. Notre Dame needs Safety prospects. However, if the 4.80 time is accurate, it is too slow to play Safety at an elite level.

According to the 247Sports Composite Ranking, D.J. Morgan ranks as the 432nd prospect and 27th Safety in the 2016 class. He is ranked as the 563rd prospect and 41st Safety by the general 247Sports ranking.

In 2013, D.J. Morgan’s Sophomore year, he collected 18 tackles.

Notre Dame desperately needs to land Safeties in the 2016 class. Entering the 2016 season, Notre Dame will have 6 scholarship Safeties on the roster. However, this number could shrink rapidly.

Max Redfield could bolt to the NFL if he has an excellent 2015 campaign. Nicky Baratti may not even play in 2015 if doctors believe his shoulder will not hold up. Drue Tranquill may move closer to the line of scrimmage in order to better utilize his skills. John Turner could use his final year of eligibility elsewhere like Matt Hegarty and Everett Golson.

If the nightmare scenario occurs, Notre Dame would only return 2 to 3 players. So, Notre Dame needs at least two players in the 2016 class. Currently, the Irish do not hold a commitment from a Safety but pledges from RB Tony Jones Jr., OL Tommy Kraemer, OL Liam Eichenberg, LS John Shannon, DE Julian Okwara and DB Julian Love.

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