D.J. Morgan announced Monday that he will use his final two years of eligibility to play for the Connecticut Huskies after an anticipated graduation this spring from Notre Dame.
The former Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker is hitting the reset button after playing just seven defensive snaps in three seasons.
Morgan would have entered the spring buried on a depth chart behind Jordan Genmark Heath and Shayne Simon, fighting for looks with Jack Lamb and incoming freshman Osita Ekwonu. Now he joins a Huskies linebacker corps that has lost one to graduation and two to defection, according to the Hartford Courant.
The newspaper says Morgan is one of six transfers coming to Storrs for the fall, but only one of two from an FBS school. The Huskies are in desperate need of a reboot themselves after the defense rated as one of the worst in the history of college football.
Morgan is a former four-star recruit, according to Rivals, and picked Notre Dame over Del Alexander and the Arizona State Sun Devils. (Alexander is now the Irish’s receivers coach.) The 6-foot-2, 225 pound product came to South Bend as a safety.
Morgan is earning his degree in anthropology from the College of Arts and Letters, according to UND.com, and is expected to graduate in May.
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