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Mount Zion's Morgan commits to WKU

By Derrick Mahone

dmahone@news-daily.com

Former Mount Zion running back Quartterrio Morgan has committed to playing at Western Kentucky next season.

A one-time Georgia Tech commitment, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder had offers from Indiana, Illinois State, Tulane and Memphis. He said he will sign with the Hilltoppers, members of the Sun Belt Conference, on National Signing Day on Feb. 2.

"It is close to home, and I felt real comfortable on my visit," said Morgan, who rushed for 989 yards and eight touchdowns despite missing three games after sustaining a leg injury.

Memphis was the only other school that Morgan visited before making his non-binding verbal commitment. He said he will not take any other visit and was certain he would sign with the Hilltoppers, who moved up from the Football Championship Subdivision (Formerly Div. I-AA) two years ago into the Football Bowl Subdivision.

This season, Western Kentucky ended a 26-game losing streak with a 54-21 win over Louisiana-Lafayette. Over the last two seasons, the Hilltoppers have compiled a 2-22 record.

Morgan said he wasn't discourage with the loses.

"I'm the X-factor," he said. "I feel that I can go in there and contribute right away."