Stephen F. Austin Offers Liberty-Eylau’s Thurman Morbley
Liberty-Eylau now has a fourth college football prospect on its 2015 team.
Senior receiver and defensive back Thurman Morbley reported to ETSN.fm that Stephen F. Austin reached out to him with a college football scholarship opportunity on Wednesday. Its his first offer.
Morbley (5-10, 156) attended the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC College Football Recruiting Combine last month in Tyler as a receiver but said the Lumberjacks are projecting him as a defensive back.
He recorded a laser-timed 4.72 40-yard dash at the event and finished in a tie for fifth among all 113 players invited with a 118-inch broad jump.
A season removed from reaching the Class 4A Division I state quarterfinals, Liberty-Eylau appears to be the team to beat in the Northeast Texas region. Senior linebacker Andre Wiley Jr., senior quarterback Ke'Mon Freeman and junior defensive end Lagaryonn Carson all join Morbley with Division I scholarship opportunities.
Wiley is on the Lumberjacks' board as well.
The program also is actively recruiting John Tyler defensive back Bryston Gipson, Nacogdoches receiver Alex Gregory, Newton running back Gabe Foster and Chapel Hill offensive lineman Jeremy West. All seniors.
Stephen F. Austin, a Southland Conference member, enters Morbley's mix on the heels of a successful 2014 season. It was one of only three league teams to qualify for the FCS playoffs and finished the season with an 8-5 record under first-year head coach Clint Conque, a five-win improvement from the season prior.
The Lumberjacks signed 20 high school players from Texas in February and added several East Texas walk-ons. Arp running back Marcalas Johnson and Tatum linebacker Kyshaun Smith were a part of the scholarship class.
Morbley, like all football prospects in the 2016 class, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him on Feb. 3.