Arizona and USC won't play each other for another three weeks. But the Wildcats and Trojans are already competing.
USC has offered a scholarship to Marana High School offensive tackle Jordan Morgan, a 2019 recruit who has already committed to the Wildcats.
The 6-foot-5-inch, 270-pound Morgan verbally committed to UA in June. He told the Star earlier this month that he's close with Joe Gilbert, the Wildcats' position coach.
247Sports.com lists Morgan as a three-star recruit and the 144th-best tackle in the country.
“We’ve been talking back and forth like once a week, and I like that because we stay in touch, and he makes me feel like I’m a part of the team already,” Morgan told the Star.
Up until Marana's third game of the season, Morgan played right tackle. He switched to the left side after UA coaches reached out to Tigers coach Louie Ramirez, and said they were planning to play Morgan on the left in college.
Morgan is the only offensive lineman committed to Arizona for the 2019 class. He's been an under-the-radar player and that could partially be from not having any social media accounts, which is a key tool in recruiting for exposure and socializing.