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“Up Close” with Yourhighness Morgan

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Florida Atlantic football brings back a talented and experienced group of linebackers for next season, but one player who could have the most potential is redshirt-sophomore Yourhighness Morgan. Coming out of high school, Morgan was ranked as the 44th best linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com.

Redshirting his freshman year, Morgan was a consistent special team’s performer last season and also found some time in the linebacker rotation before being sidelined with a concussion. He tallied a season four tackles against Western Kentucky.

Entering fall camp, Morgan is set to play behind senior Malik Eugene.

A graduate of South Sumter High School in Webster, Florida, Morgan claimed All-State and All-County honors his senior year, and signed with the FAU Owls over other offers from Michigan State, Purdue and UCF.

Named Yourhighness after his mother’s decision, Morgan claims that people always react when they hear his name. Morgan’s great uncle had originally named himself King Thomas, and that’s where his mother got the idea to name Morgan something unique. Morgan also is a relative of former University of Florida linebacker Earl Everett.

Quick Hits

What is your favorite food?

“Soul food. I like lots of greens, rice and navy beans.”

What is your pet peeve?

“People who are not open to hidden things.”

Who is your current off the field role model?

“The Lord, Jesus.”

What are you most proud of?

“Right now being the first person in my family to go to college.”

What is your major?

“Criminal Justice. I want to go Fed.”

What is your Faith?

“Christian.”

Line of scrimmage

What aspect of your game do you feel is your strength?

“Always on attack, hitting. That’s my favorite part and that’s what I like to do. It’s why I got moved to linebacker in high school.”

What aspect of your game do you feel is your weakness?

“My footwork. You can always have better and quicker feet.”

Down the field

Besides football, what brought you to FAU?

“I like the atmosphere down here. I’m from a small country town, so when I came down here for the first time, it was like going to the
south.”

What are your goals for the upcoming season?

“To contribute to the team in any way I can. Whether that be talking to people and getting their mind right, or when my time comes to get on the field I do my thing. The main thing is contribution.”

What game are you looking forward to the most next season?

“South Florida. My fullback from my high school, Richard Kelly, is the starting fullback there.”

What do you want FAU fans to know about you personally?

“I like to be by myself a lot of the time. I like to read and to focus. I like reading the bible and auto biographies. If I can’t learn something from it, I don’t like to really read it.”

Touchdown

Coming up, our next player participated in the Junior Olympics when they were nine years old.

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