St. John Bosco Safety D.J. Morgan Commits To Notre Dame


St. John Bosco Safety D.J. Morgan believed his recruitment ended when he committed to Arizona State. However, Notre Dame convinced him that South Bend should be his final destination. Morgan committed to the Fighting Irish on Sunday. 

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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.

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. Ultimately, Morgan can improve on his time with time in the weight room.

According to the 247Sports Composite Ranking, D.J. Morgan ranks as the 452nd prospect and 27th Safety in the 2016 class. He is ranked as the 583rd prospect and 43rd Safety by the general 247Sports ranking.

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

Notre Dame now holds commitments from 15 prospects in the 2016 class including another Safety, IMG Academy player Spencer Perry.

Anyone who has watched Notre Dame this season knows that Notre Dame needs help at Safety. Despite having talented players like Elijah Shumate and Max Redfield, the position has been a source of frustration for Irish coaches. Morgan’s commitment is another opportunity to fix the Safety spot at Notre Dame.

Depth is another issue for the Irish coaches. Next year, Notre Dame only returns Nicky Baratti, Max Redfield, Drue Tranquill, Nicco Fertita and Mykelti Williams. Prior to the beginning of the 2015 season, some experts believed Redfield would depart for the NFL. For the moment, his NFL prospects and momentum have been significantly slowed by poor play and a hand injury. Therefore, his return is almost certain for 2016.

However, the remaining Safeties each have issues that needed to be overcome before they can excel at the Safety spot.

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