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Wayne Morgan Commits To Syracuse Over UConn, Penn State

Wayne Morgan, the No. 26 rated defensive back by Rivals, has committed to Syracuse according to during Wednesday's National Signing Day 2012. Morgan, a three-star defensive back played at Erasmus Hall in Brooklyn, NY, chose Syracuse over UConn and Penn State.

"I’ve been talking to the coaches for about two and a half, three years, so I was already comfortable with the coaches," Morgan told MSG Varsity in an exclusive interview Tuesday morning. "I knew most of the players already. I liked the campus, everything about it."

Morgan (5-foor-11, 188-pounds) admitted that Penn State was "too late" in the recruiting process and chose Syracuse because he just felt more comfortable there than at UConn. Morgan also said he chose to be an Orange because of head coach Doug Marrone, a Bronx native, and the good time he had during his official visit in December.

"It’s real big because I’m going to be part of something that is extraordinary," Morgan said. "Going to a Division I school with guys from the city, that’s a great job right there. I just want to compete and do the best I can when I get there."

Wayne Morgan Jr Year Highlght 2010 (via mousiedon)

According to, Morgan was the most highly touted New York City recruit and can also play quarterback.

"I’ve been working for this all my life," Morgan said. "I used to look up to the older guys and would see them signing the papers and going to college. I just wanted to do the same thing. There’s no words. I’m just overwhelmed."

For more updates on Wayne Morgan, check back to this StoryStream. Meanwhile, SB Nation's blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician will be discussing the 2012 recruiting class of Syracuse for the next few days.