CRETE, Ill. - The U.S. Army All-American Selection & Jersey Presentation Tour made a stop at Crete (Ill.) Monee to honor Top100 linebacker Nyles Morgan on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-2, ½, 230-pound Morgan will cap his prep career as a U.S. Army All-American on Jan. 4, with the game to be played inside the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas, with the broadcast being televised on NBC.
“I’m glad this day happened and I’m glad I am an Army all American, and I will support my country, my teammates and my family,” Morgan said.
Morgan is ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 4 inside linebacker and by the 247Composite as the country’s No. 51 prospect overall.
Surrounded by family, teachers, teammates servicemen and servicewomen inside the school’s auditorium, Morgan was officially selected to play in the 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He said he looks forward to competing with and against the nation’s top high school football players, many of whom he’s built a friendship with through the recruiting process.
“I think I’m going out as best as I possibly can being an Army all American and playing on national television,” Morgan said. “I’m very proud and happy my family gets to see me do this.”
Uncommitted and considering scholarship offers from the likes of Florida, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Tennessee, USC and Vanderbilt, Morgan helped lead Crete-Monee to a state championship as a junior, registering 140 tackles, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
“The best thing about Nyles is he’s never stopped learning and always wanted to get better,” Crete (Ill.) Monee head coach John Konecki said. “He’s inquisitive and whenever you have a player that has a high-level IQ, they’re going to continue to grow on the field of play and he’s done a great job with it.
“The capstone is the Army All-American game and it’s a huge honor, and he’s worked himself to get to this point and we’re all very proud of him and know he’ll go down there and show up.”
Morgan also took the time to talk about where things stand with his recruitment. For that story, click here.
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