WKU running back Morgan to transfer to Appalachian State

Brad Stephens

One of the most highly ranked players in WKU’s 2011 recruiting class won’t be playing in Bowling Green next season.

Quartterrio Morgan, a 5-foot-10, 181-pound running back from Jonesboro, Ga., will transfer to Appalachian State, as first reported by InsideHilltopperSports.com.

Morgan was a three-star Rivals.com recruit when he signed with WKU out of Jonesboro’s Mt. Zion High School.

Morgan didn’t make any appearances for the Toppers in 2010, as he was buried behind seniors Bobby Rainey and Braxston Miller, juniors Antonio Andrews and Keshawn Simpson and freshman John Evans on WKU’s depth chart at running back.

The departure of Morgan, along with the graduations of Rainey and Miller, leave Andrews, Simpson, Evans, freshmen Marquis Sumler and Oliver Head and Class of 2012 commits Leon Allen and Travis Elliot to compete for time at running back next season.

Morgan was Georgia Tech commit until academic issues forced him to reopen his recruiting process in the fall of 2010.

Later that year he committed to WKU after being recruited by defensive tackles coach/recruiting coordinator Eric Mathies.

Morgan also had an offer from Appalachian State, along with offers from Football Bowl Subdivision schools Indiana, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State and Tulane, according to his Rivals page.