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This week, I got the opportunity to interview James Morgan — an NFL Draft Prospect from Florida International University.

Morgan is a Quarterback who played his first two seasons at Bowling Green University, before transferring to FIU. Morgan spent two years at FIU, and caught the nation’s attention.

He was named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year his junior season, as he put up 2,727 yards and a school-record 26 touchdowns. Morgan’s senior season was impressive as well, in which he had 2,585 yards and 14 touchdowns in 12 starts.

He was an honorable mention in All-C-USA twice in  his two seasons with FIU. Morgan enters the 2020 NFL draft ranked 9th at his position by CBS Sports. *Interview was done over Instagram DM


Q: Which past or present NFL player do you model your game after?

Past player would be Brett Favre. Present player would be Tom Brady.

Q: What were some challenges you had to overcome to get where you are today?

I felt like I was under-recruited out of high school, which gave me a big chip on my shoulder. Also, everything didn’t go as I planned. From high school, to Bowling Green to FIU. Everything ended up working out well in hindsight!

Q: Was it a difficult decision transferring from Bowling Green to FIU? What were some factors that influenced your decision?

Yes, it was a tough decision. The coaches I was recruited by left for Syracuse, and it wasn’t a great fit. I wanted to go somewhere to grow as a player. 

Q: You’ve accomplished a lot in your 4 years of college. You’ve been a Conference USA Newcomer of the year, set FIU school records in touchdowns, and have been an All-C-USA mention. What has been your favorite memory of your collegiate football career?

Spending time with my teammates and having good times with them. Also, the Miami win this year.

Q: What would it mean to you to hear your name called on draft night?

It would be phenomenal, but all I need is an opportunity. Whether that is a draft pick or a UDFA.

Big thanks to James for doing this interview!


Photo: FIU