Top LB setting up a Florida visit

Crete (Ill.) Crete Monee linebacker Nyles Morgan has been participating in the Opening this week and feels right at home against the nation’s best.

“It’s been great out here so far,” Morgan said. “I think I fit right in once we got past the first game and the defense got settled in, its been good. We have had some tough 6 point losses in some games, so I wish we had a better record but overall it’s good.”

All of the competitors at the Opening have received a tremendous amount of Nike gear, one item stood out to Morgan.

“The Calvin Johnson’s are my favorite thing,” Morgan said. “The trainer shoes. because nobody back home has them or can have them.”

Florida has been recruiting the 6-foot-1, 222-pound Morgan for quite some time and last week, they almost had him on campus.

“I talk to Florida pretty regularly,” Morgan said. “I tried to get down there last week but something went wrong and I wasn’t able to make it down there. I’m trying to reschedule my visit down there now. Right now I’m looking at the end of July or the first of August to visit Florida.”

For Morgan, he didn’t want to name which coaches he was closest to, but did admit that one of Florida’s coaches was up there.

“I’m close to coach (D.J.) Durkin of Florida,” Morgan said. “He’s one of the closest ones. We have a pretty good relationship and we talk on the regular and keep in touch with each other. It’s good and we talk about Florida and football a lot.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.