Illini fans have been nervous about John Groce’s recruiting prowess, as recruits such as Michael Orris (2012) and Jalen James (2013) have been heading for the hills. Morgan is the first major player to commit to Groce out of high school, as Mike LaTulip will have walk on status and Rayvonte Rice and Sam McLaurin are transfers. This is also Groce’s first commit for 2013, and he has room for two more guys.
The 6-foot-10, 240-pound center is from Springboro, Ohio, and is ranked in the top 15 at his position for 2013. And, that’s pretty much all I know about him as of right now, aside from the fact that he has an awesome name. His final list was said to include Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Dayton, Xavier and Minnesota, but it was the staff at Illinois that sealed the deal for him.
Though the Illini need a center to fill the big shoes of Meyers Leonard, here’s hoping by the time Morgan arrives Ibby Djimde or Nnanna Egwu will be dominating in that position and can teach him a thing or two.
Next on the list, let’s get some point guards!