Jordan Morgan & Southridge
looking to make noise in 2012'
May 22, 2012 by Jordan Johnson
A few weeks back we were able to catch up to one of the state's top athletes for the class of 2014 in Jordan Morgan (6-2 180 So. WR/DB), while at our regional combine at West Salem. The kid from Southridge out of Beaverton did more of the same running crisp routes, and catching anything thrown his way.
Morgan attended the NFTC in Oakland this past weekend after earning positional MVP honors for his class at our NEI/Barton Football event two weeks ago. You can expect to see Jordan be one of the Metro League's top players as a junior. The kid started on both sides of the ball during the 2011 season, finishing with multiple TD catches and a pick six to the house against Sunset
He plays on a team with a loaded perimeter that includes 4-5 athletes that are all ranked as some of the top players in the State of Oregon. Kevin McClean (6-4 190 Jr. WR) and Justin Calo (6-1 175 Jr. WR) are both considered two of the state's top 10 receivers for the class of 2013, and 1st team all league gunslinger Reza Aleaziz (6-4 220 Jr. QB) is one of the top overall athletes in the state (Baseball, Basketball) and will have multiple options with a big senior year.
Add in 1st team all league returnee, Devin Martinez (5-7 185 So. RB) and host of other talented sophomores, and you have a Skyhawk team that will most likely be in the NEI class 6a Top 5 to start the year.
Morgan is also an outstanding track athlete that can jump with the best of them. His future is bright and when asked about the up coming season he says, " I really just want to win and do everything I can to help make that happen, we have always talked about how much potential our two classes have together and now we have a chance to show it".
Jordan's natural football ability is off the charts. He can catch and break people off at will, but his top end speed is still not where he wants it . The good thing for Morgan is that he's only a sophomore and he's working hard. Southridge runs a class program from the youth kids on up and should be expected to win on a yearly basis. The Murrayhill area is notorious for its athletic talent in boys and girls sports and Jordan Morgan and crew plan on carrying that tradition into 2012. " I want to win a state title and be a big contributor to my team, If we all are on the same page I think we have a chance to do that".
We will look forward to bringing you more on Morgan and the remaining Southridge group. This upcoming season is going to be very exciting to say the least.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/232119/highlights/11240374 Jordan Morgan HUDL
NEI/ Barton Regional Combine Highlights-West Salem (Jordan Morgan)