Congratulations to Maurice Morgan of North Lenoir, who has verbally committed to play football at N.C. State University. From PackPride.com:
LaGrange (NC) North Lenoir athlete Maurice Morgan was hoping for an offer from NC State and received it over the weekend. It didn’t take Morgan long to reach a decision after securing the offer. “I’ve committed to NC State,” said Morgan. “I called the coaches last night and told them I was verbally committing. They offered me a scholarship on Sunday, and I thought about it for a little while and decided it was the right time to do it.” Morgan had a solid junior season playing tailback, wide receiver, safety and special teams for North Lenior. He rushed for nearly 700 yards in limited reps, but athletically he projects as a wide receiver or safety on the next level. NC State is recruiting Morgan as an athlete.He also held an offer from East Carolina before selecting the Wolfpack. “I like the facilities a lot at State,” said Morgan. “Plus, I really get a long with the coaches. They are all cool. I liked them when I went up to camp at State.” Pack Pride will have more from Morgan on his decision in the near future so stay tuned!
Free Press Sports Editor Ryan Herman will have a full story in tomorrow’s paper and online at freepresspreps.com.
My take: I’ve known Maurice since almost the day I got to Lenoir County — he was one of my first Kinston/Lenoir County Parks and Rereation Department student-athletes of the week years ago and I’ve watched as he’s grown into one of the great young men in our city. He interns for the Kinston Indians and the Parks/Rec Department and is going to do a great job in Raleigh.
Join me in congratulating Maurice.