Impending Notre Dame LB transfer D.J. Morgan commits to UConn


Eric Hansen
South Bend Tribune

Impending Notre Dame football transfer D.J. Morgan found a new home on Monday.

The 6-foot-2, 224-pound linebacker will step into quite a rebuilding project after he secures his ND degree in just over three years this summer.

His next stop, Connecticut (1-11 in 2018), set FBS records for defensive futility last season, surrendering 50.4 points per game and 617.4 yards per game, the latter beating the old mark by more than 50 yards per game.

The Huskies were also dead last in the FBS in 2018 in yards per play allowed (8.81).

Morgan, who came to the Irish as a safety from national power St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif., will be able to make a grad transfer, with no sitting out, and will have two seasons of eligibility with UConn. He announced his commitment to the Huskies on Twitter.

Thank you, Lord

Let’s go to work!!

— DJ MORGAN (@deundraymorgan) April 1, 2019

Morgan saw action in two games over his three seasons at ND, both in 2017. He had two career tackles, with both coming in a 52-17 rout of Miami (Ohio). He initially announced his intentions to transfer in mid-January, so he hasn't been participating in ND's spring practice.

He is one of six transfers to have been added to the UConn roster this offseason, per the Hartford Courant.

Impending Notre Dame transfer D.J. Morgan (15) committed to UConn on Monday.