Michigan State Signs Tre’Von Morgan to National Letter of Intent

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19 MI WR Tre'von Morgan  (PHOTO:  MSU SID)

19 MI WR Tre'von Morgan (PHOTO: MSU SID)

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State head football coachMark Dantonioannounced on Wednesday that wide receiver Tre’Von Morgan (6-6, 218, Massillon, Ohio/Massillon Washington High School) has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Spartans and will join the team for the 2019 season.

Michigan State signed 18 players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period on Dec. 19, 2018.

Link to early signing class: https://msuspartans.com/documents/2019/2/6/19_Signees_Complete_Feb_6.pdf

Tre’Von Morgan | WR | 6-6 | 218 | Massillon, Ohio | Massillon Washington High School

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked the No. 1 wide receiver in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com and ESPN.com . . . also rated the No. 2 wide receiver in Ohio by 247Sports . . . listed among the top wide receivers in the nation by Rivals.com (No. 44) and 247Sports (No. 73) . . . ranked one of the best overall prospects in Ohio by Rivals.com (No. 9), 247Sports (No. 23) and ESPN.com (No. 27) . . . rated one of the top 100 players in the Midwest (No. 78) by ESPN.com . . . helped lead Massillon Washington High School to a 14-1 record and a berth in the Ohio Division II state championship game . . . under Coach Nate Moore, the Tigers averaged 44.7 points per game and 416.3 yards of total offense in 2018 . . . had 37 catches for 691 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior . . . also had 12 punt returns for 147 yards and one TD . . . had nine tackles, including one for a 1-yard loss, on defense . . . named to the 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association All-State Third Team in Division II . . . hauled in two receptions for 29 yards, including a 25-yard catch, in the state title game against Akron Archbishop Hoban . . . tallied two catches for 74 yards and a score vs. Winton Woods in the Division II semifinals . . . had four catches for 46 yards, including touchdowns of 15 and 9 yards, against Whitehall-Yearling in the Region 7 semifinals . . . returned a punt 55 yards for a score and had a 72-yard TD reception in Massillon’s record-breaking 101-6 victory over Sun Valley (Pa.) on Oct. 12 . . . had a season-best eight receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns against East St. Louis on Oct. 5 . . . collected 36 receptions for 489 yards and two TDs as a junior in 2017 . . . helped Massillon Washington to a 10-4 record in 2017 and a berth in the Ohio Division II state semifinals . . . caught a season-best five passes for 49 yards in the regional title game victory over New Albany, Massillon’s first regional championship since 2009 . . . born Feb. 8, 2001.

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio on Tre’Von Morgan:

“Tre’Von Morgan is a big-bodied receiver who reminds me a lot of (former Spartan) Plaxico Burress in so many different ways, not just catching the ball and his catch radius, but also the way he attacks things and his aggressive play on the field as well. He comes from an outstanding program in Massillon, Ohio, and played for the state championship this last year. He was really a dominant player for them throughout the year.

“We’re very excited about his opportunities as a Spartan. He should have an opportunity to play early in his career. We’ll play him at X, but there’s so many different positions that he could play as he makes his journey to Michigan State.

“He’s another young man who had a great senior year. As a junior, he probably wasn’t as dominant, but Coach Nate Moore has done an outstanding job there with them. Dan Hackenbracht, a former Spartan (three-year letterwinner as a safety from 1995-97), is also a coach on that staff. We got some great insight on Tre’Von from him. (Tre’Von) is a basketball player as well. I think he has a huge upside. He was a ‘no-brainer’ to take when you watched him off his senior film.

“We signed 18 guys on the December signing date. Seven of those guys are here now (as early enrollees), what we would call ‘rookies.’ They’re doing an outstanding job and they’re adjusting to college football, college academics and college life. There’s quite an adjustment. (They’re doing) an outstanding job right now. Spring ball starts here in March, so we’re looking forward to that. We’re extremely happy with our recruiting class and I think we have high quality players and high quality people.”

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