Atlantic City High School football team standout Nah’Sir “Flash” Morgan will play for the University of Maine on an NCAA Division I full athletic scholarship next fall.
The 17 year-old confirmed his commitment in a phone interview Thursday.
Morgan, a 2017 first-team Press All-Star, had other offers from St. Francis (Pa.) and Bryant, but the 17 year-old wide receiver and outside linebacker said he chose Maine because it’s a program that could help him play professionally someday. Trevor Bates is the most recent Maine graduate drafted into the NFL, having joined the Indianapolis Colts in 2016.
“They have a lot of opportunities to better your situation,” Morgan said. “When I go there and I play to my full potential, I could have the chance to get drafted.”
Morgan, also a winner of a Press Football MVP of the Week this fall, caught 41 passes for 746 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Vikings during his senior season. On Thanksgiving, he helped his team defeat Holy Spirit for the first time in eight years to finish with a 6-4 record.
“This guy could be playing for a long time. He’s only scratched the surface of his talent,” Atlantic City coach Thomas Kelly said. “We’ll be hearing about this kid.”