Crete (Ill.) Monee Top50 linebacker Nyles Morgan will cap his prep career as a U.S. Army All-American.
Morgan said he could announce his college decision during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
“It seems like a wonderful ending,” Morgan said.
The 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be held on Jan. 4 in San Antonio, Texas, to be played inside the Alamo Dome and will be broadcasted nationally on NBC.
“It’s exciting and electrifying,” Morgan stated. “Compared to any other All-American game, this one is the most exciting and has the most tradition. So many great players have played in it like Adrian Peterson and Andrew Luck.”
The 6-foot-2, 228-pound Morgan is ranked by the 247Composite as the nation’s No. 4 inside linebacker and No. 49 prospect overall. He joins fellow Illinois native and linebacker Clifton Garrett on the roster.
As a junior, Morgan helped lead Crete-Monee to a state championship, registering 140 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
“Nyles is a tremendously talented player who can do a lot of things on the field,” Crete-Monee head coach John Konecki said. “I think the things he brings are the intangibles, leadership, a work ethic, a very good teammate and someone with the desire to be successful not only individually but successful in a team concept.
“Nyles is a great kid on and off the field. It’s a great game of Nyles’s character to be a part of. The armed forces value people who are leaders on and off the field, and Nyles definitely fits that type.”
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl had a record crowd of 40,133 people last year, many of which are currently serving this country.
“It’s a huge honor for the fact these soldiers take time out of there day to watch me play a football game,” Morgan said. “They’re the ones keeping our country safe.”
Morgan says he could announce his college decision during the game. He holds scholarship offers from the likes of Florida, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Iowa, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.