S D.J. Morgan
Measurables: 6-3, 200
School: Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
Rivals ranking: Four stars, No. 23 S.
247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 45 S.
Notable numbers: Morgan tallied 49 tackles, four tackles for a loss and two interceptions as a senior.
First scholarship offer: Vanderbilt.
Best advice I received through the recruiting process: Be patient and trust the process.
One word to describe Brian Kelly: Awesome.
The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: Having those coaches that call you constantly but never offer.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: When I was in the meeting with Adam Sargent from academic services and he showed me the graduation rate for Notre Dame. At that moment, I knew this was the right place.
My secret off-the-field talent: I took bowling lessons and karate classes.
Song on my iPod I’m embarrassed to tell people about: “Cruise (Remix)” by Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly.
Sports idol: Kam Chancellor
Preferred social media: Twitter.
Favorite football accomplishment: Being able to say I’ll be attending the University of Notre Dame to play football and get an education.
Dream job (other than the NFL): Homicide detective.
Defensive backs coach Todd Lyght on Morgan: "He’s going to start out at the strong safety position and we’ll put him in as a big nickel. Let him be the overhang defender on No. 2 and see what his blitzing ability is like. I think that D.J., again, he can play in the back end. He can play in the box. He’s really, really physical. What I love about D.J. is he’s the kind of guy that’s going to bring a lunch pail work ethic to our program. He’s so well-coached coming from St. John Bosco that his fundamentals are going to be sound. His technique, obviously we’ll have to work on that, but he’s going to be fundamentally sound when he gets here. He’s going to be a player that we’re going to be able to plug in. He’s going to be able to play special teams right away and make an impact on our program this year."
Audio: Notre Dame defensive backs coach Todd Lyght talks about the potential of his seven defensive back signees.