Christian Morgan, a top tight end recruit, committed to the Florida St. Seminoles on Tuesday over the Baylor Bears and the Arkansas Razorbacks. The decision came despite the Plano, Texas, Prestonwood Christian Academy product taking multiple visits to Baylor and Arkansas, but just a single visit to Tallahassee.
Morgan is a consensus three-star recruit, though Scout does award Morgan four stars and named him one of the top 300 recruits in the nation. Morgan stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 250 pounds. His stock is on the rise, and he spoke with SB Nation before his ceremony.
"It just felt more like home, even than some of the places that were closer," Morgan said. "I felt comfortable around the coaches and the players and the city. It was right for me."
SB Nation also recently spoke with Morgan about his finalists and his June visit to Florida State:
"It was an awesome place. Great visit," Morgan said of Florida State. "I had been to Florida before on vacation, but never to the Northern part of the state," he added.
The Florida State coaching staff made a big impression on Morgan.
"It was awesome hanging out with the staff. Coach Fisher, Coley, they are all great Christian men and coaches. My mom and I really felt that we can trust them," he said.
Florida State's coaches showed Morgan how he would fit into the Seminoles' offense.
"They are a pro-style offense and play multiple tight ends. I like that they get you NFL ready and will play their tight ends both with their hand in the dirt (as an in-line tight end) and move them around (as a flexed tight end)," he said.
Morgan is a bright kid and will graduate early from high school, making him eligible to enroll early for the 2013 spring semester. Academics are important to him, and Florida State made sure to showcase that side of the school as well.
"I met with the associate dean of the business school and they had a plan for me to earn my MBA during my four years to Florida State," he said.
As a Christian man, religion is important to Morgan. He mentioned that meeting and hanging out with Florida State chaplain Clint Purvis was a positive of the trip for him and his mom.
Speaking of his mother, Morgan allowed that distance was a big factor for him and his mother before the trip. After?
"It's not a big issue anymore. Making the trip helped a lot. We can trust the coaches and Tallahassee is not that far. We felt completely at home. The people made the difference," Morgan said.
SB Nation's Wescott Eberts is live at Morgan's announcement and will have video and another interview with Morgan soon.
Morgan is Florida State's 13th commitment of the 2013 class. The 'Noles project to take between 22 and 30 players in the class.