Four-star 2026 Wide Receiver Cederian Morgan Calls Ohio State "Wide Receiver U," Praises Brian Hartline's Developmental Track Record

By Garrick Hodge on July 4, 2024 at 10:10 am
Cederian Morgan

Alabama 2026 wide receiver Cederian Morgan knew his objective when participating in the Buckeyes’ final recruiting camp of the summer on June 17.

The four-star prospect had intentions of leaving campus with an offer, a goal he achieved after standing out in a loaded position group, one that also featured five-star 2026 wide receiver commit Chris Henry Jr.  

“It was great and it was fun, there was a lot of competition and I learned a lot of things. It was a fun opportunity,” Morgan said shortly after the camp.

Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Morgan is considered the No. 151 prospect and the No. 23 wideout in the 2026 class. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound prospect has picked up 17 Division I offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Cincinnati, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oregon and Tennessee.

Morgan has paid attention to the Buckeyes for a long time, recalling his first memories said his of watching Ohio State in Ezekiel Elliott’s playing days. Since then, he’s always held a strong affinity for the program.

“Yeah, it’s a very big school and a big name,” Morgan said. “Especially with coach Brian Hartline. It’s wide receiver U. What they’ve done with wide receivers is amazing. I feel like if you want to be a wide receiver and make it to the next level, Ohio State is the place to be.”

Asked if another school is close to Ohio State in terms of being “wide receiver U,” Morgan smiled.

“Right now, Ohio State is probably at the top with receivers,” Morgan said. “But coach Kalen DeBoer at Alabama has had similar receivers like me make it to the league, so they’re probably up on the list. Clemson had Tee Higgins and other big receivers. And Florida State with Keon Coleman and those type of guys. But honestly, Ohio State is probably number one.” 

Morgan has paid attention to plenty of wide receivers that have come through Columbus, both past and present. He says he sees parts of himself in Jeremiah Smith and Marvin Harrison Jr., mainly that both are big-bodied wide receivers that can move well, similar to how he views himself. 

“I can move, get out of breaks,” Morgan said. “I feel like that’s what separates me from other big receivers.” 

Morgan knows if he chooses to play for Ohio State in the future, he’ll likely face strong competition in the wide receiver room. But he says he wouldn’t be afraid of competing against other highly touted wideouts.

“If you come here and work and separate yourself, you can easily get playing time,” Morgan said. “That’s how I feel about it.” 

In Morgan’s junior season at Benjamin Russell High School (Alexander City, Alabama), Morgan recorded 36 catches for 622 yards and four touchdowns. He also had three carries for 8 yards and one rushing touchdown.

Morgan doesn’t have a definitive timeline for a commitment as of now, but isn’t ruling out making a decision before the start of his senior year. He’s built a strong relationship with Hartline so far in the recruiting process and believes strongly in his ability as a coach.

“He knows what he’s talking about and he’s the best (at what he does),” Morgan said. “If you need to go to the league, come here and work with coach Hartline.”

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