Yesterday, the Arkansas Razorbacks offered one of the top five inside linebackers in the 2014 recruiting class in Nyles Morgan, who is from Crete, Illinois and is now up to 29 offers. Morgan is reportedly most interested in the Florida Gators, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Vanderbilt Commodores, Mississippi Rebels, and Michigan State Spartans. The elite four-star recruit is the 53rd best recruit in the nation, per our FanSided150 rankings.
Morgan has also received offers from the Arizona Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Devils, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Michigan Wolverines, Missouri Tigers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Purdue Boilermakers, Indiana Hoosiers, Illinois Fighting Illini, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Oklahoma Sooners, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Ohio State Buckeyes, Northwestern Wildcats, Tennessee Volunteers, USF Bulls, Wisconsin Badgers, Texas Tech Red Raiders, UCLA Bruins. USC Trojans, Syracuse Orange, and Virginia Tech Hokies.
The 6’2″, 228 pound Crete-Monee standout runs a 4.68 forty and is firmly entrenched as one of the top three recruits in the state of Illinois. The SEC offer yesterday from Arkansas is a big one to add to his huge list, but it doesn’t sound like they will be as big factors as the three SEC teams listed in the first paragraph (Florida, Ole Miss, and Vandy).
Nyles Morgan has a visit to Ole Miss scheduled for this weekend, and his last unofficial visit was to another SEC school he is high on- Vanderbilt. He’s going to continue to get more major interest and offers, and Morgan is an example of just how much the level of talent in the state of Illinois has risen recently. Last season, he did his part making numerous big plays and finished the year with 140 tackles to affirm himself as one of the best ILBs in the country. Morgan also had over 100 tackles as a sophomore.