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National Signing Day Profile: 3-star Texas defensive back Jakelyn Morgan signs with Arizona

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Profile

  • High School: Tyler Legacy High School
  • Hometown: Tyler, Texas
  • Height: 6-foot-2
  • Weight: 185 pounds
  • 2020 Stats: 40 tackles, 1 INT, 27 PBU, 1 fumble recovery
  • Offers: Arizona, Abilene Christian, Arkansas State, Fordham, Hawaii, Houston Baptist, Illinois State, Lamar, Missouri State, Montana, Montana State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, North Texas, Northern Colorado, Northwestern State, Prairie View A&M, South Alabama, UNLV, Utah State, William & Mary
  • 247Sports Composite Rankings: No. 2,299 nationally, No. 208 CB, No. 349 in Texas

Analysis

Morgan is a big, long, rangy corner. He has the speed to keep up with almost any receiver down the field, and that is something that can’t be taught.

He has long arms that get in the way of a receiver’s ability to catch a pass. What’s more, he has a good habit of getting his head and eyes around to spot the ball in the air. This allows Morgan to get those long arms up and make plays on the ball.

Aside from his speed, he has really good lower body movement. He has fluid hips, giving him the ability to turn around quickly and pursue the receiver.

The fact that he racked up 27 broken up passes in 11 games is pretty eye-opening. If he is able to keep that up at Arizona, he’ll be a staple in the defensive backfield for a long time.


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