'They Can't Touch Me': Kamauryn Morgan is an O-Line's Worst Nightmare

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Born into a basketball family and growing to the size of an NBA shooting guard before his senior year of high school, one would assume Kamauryn Morgan would be making a name for himself on the hardwood.

Yet for the nephew of a seven-footer and son of a Dallas high school star, coming off the edge on the gridiron brings both joy, and NFL aspirations, for the four-star recruit.

Morgan (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) is ranked as the fifth-best edge rusher in Texas and a top 35 player overall in the state, according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. When he last suited up, he was demolishing opponents for Red Oak High School. Now, entering his final year before Division I football, Morgan has made a powerful move, transferring to South Oak Cliff to finish out his high school career.

“I actually moved with my dad (Ronnie Morgan),” said Morgan, who can also hoop. “Me moving with my dad changes the whole district. I’m going to South Oak Cliff where he played, my uncle  played, and won state championships there.”

Both his father and uncle, J'mison Morgan, won state championships in basketball.

Morgan’s stock is as high as any defensive linemen in Texas at the moment. He finished an impressive sophomore campaign with 24 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, and five sacks before upping his tackles to 41 as a junior.

That production has helped Morgan gain over 20 offers from programs like Georgia, Texas and USC. And he plans to up his game even more with the Golden Bears in 2024.

“I’m bringing enjoyment,” Morgan said about how he adds to teams. “There’s gonna be a lot of smiles, a lot of laughs, but I’m there to work.”

Morgan has made one thing clear, however. His goal, above all else, is to make the NFL, and he wants to make sure he has the right fit in college to be able to do so.

“My ultimate goal is getting to the NFL,” Morgan said. “I feel like you can go there from anywhere if you’ve got the right coaches and if you’re dedicated to doing the right things.”

Morgan specifically mentioned that he connected with the personalities of Texas A&M’s defensive line coach Sean Spencer and SMU d-line coach Calvin Thibodeaux.

The defensive line has been a love since Morgan was little, and he brings a deep bag of tricks to the position that he knows opposing offensive linemen can’t handle.

“O-linemen are just so big and slow, they can’t touch me,” he said. “I’m winning, you gotta touch me to hold me. It’s just always been love for the D-line. I think it’s because I can do everything, the speed, use my hands, power, all of it.”

Morgan isn’t afraid to let his love for the game show, especially in his personality. Morgan can be spotted with chains all over social media, including his own personal brand called “FAM,” or “Forever About Money.” Even his No. 3 is a part of his brand, sporting the nickname K3 after lyrics in “4 Sons of a King” by NBA Youngboy. 

He still has a year ahead of him to show the college world what he can offer, but the future already looks bright for SOC’s newest star. With 23 offers already on the table and a top 10 list coming in the spring, all eyes are set on what Morgan can do at the Texas powerhouse.


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