Morgan twins pick Georgia Tech
by Emily Horos
ehoros@cherokeetribune.com
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Brad Morgan blocks for Ryan Grigsby on a pass last season at Milton. Morgan and twin brother Scott both committed to Georgia Tech.
<Br>Special photo by Kent McCorkle
Brad Morgan blocks for Ryan Grigsby on a pass last season at Milton. Morgan and twin brother Scott both committed to Georgia Tech.
Special photo by Kent McCorkle
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Brad and Scott Morgan found the opportunity they were looking for this week, and they quickly seized upon it.

The twin brothers are rising seniors at Etowah, and both are members of the Eagles’ football team. Each had received multiple scholarship offers, but they were holding out for a school that would not only offer them the chance to be part of the same team, but to be close enough that their parents, Gregg and Beth, and younger brother, Matthew, would be able to see them play.

Earlier this week, the brothers received a call from Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, expressing his interest in the pair. They took a couple of days to think it over, but when Johnson made his official offer Friday, they accepted.

The brothers are both linemen, with Brad playing offensive guard and Scott playing defensive tackle and expected to see some time at offensive tackle as well. They had attended a camp at Georgia Tech earlier this summer and consider it their dream program — not only in terms of football, but also because of the location and strong academics.

To date, Scott (6-foot-6, 275 pounds) has received offers from more than 20 programs, including Air Force, Kennesaw State, Georgia Southern, Minnesota, Purdue, Louisville and Western Kentucky.

Brad (6-5, 275) had not yet received as many offers, but his list of suitors range from Minnesota and Air Force to Liberty and Southern Miss.

The brothers, considered three-star recruits by Rivals, said all along it was their goal to play together — if only to make things easier on their parents.

“It’s a lot of fun playing with my brother,” Scott said. “It’s different than what some people think. It’s just a lot of fun.”

The two received offers from Minnesota on May 27, but they were hoping to find a program closer to home that wanted both of them.

“Our parents want to watch us play, so it would be easier on the family,” Scott said.

Brad and Scott say they maintain a healthy rivalry, which extends to wrestling, the other sport in which they are both are active. The two are often paired with one another during practice for both sports, but it’s the most intense when they are on the football field.

“We got head-to-head all the time in practice,” Scott said. “It gets kind of infuriating at times, but he’s my brother, and I still love him.”

Brad said he currently has the bragging rights.

“I beat him in wrestling,” he said.

With the addition of the Morgans to its 2015 recruiting classes, Georgia Tech now has 16 verbal commitments.
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