Morgan lands JuCo quarterback

February 07, 1997|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,SUN STAFF

Morgan State football coach Stump Mitchell had written commitments from 17 recruits Wednesday -- a nice day's haul, but not enough to satisfy him.

Later that afternoon, he became more content. Donald Green, a 5-foot-11 quarterback from East Mississippi Junior College and a player Mitchell coveted, had officially become a Bear.

"He's a big-time quarterback," Mitchell said. "Right now, we don't have one who has any type of playing experience."

Willie McGirt (Patterson), who transferred from Virginia Tech last year, will enter spring practice as the starter. But Green, of Tarboro, Ga., played in a system similar to Morgan's and could quickly help a team that was 4-7 last fall.

The same is true of Bobby Wilson, a 6-foot, 200-pound running back from Camden County, Ga. "I think he'll be playing on Sundays [in the NFL] someday," Mitchell said.

The list of Morgan recruits could be growing. Three players from Meade are known to be leaning toward signing with the Bears: offensive guard Rico Walker (6-2, 255), defensive lineman George Houston (6-1, 260) and linebacker Justin Patton (6-1, 205).

Bowie State announced four signings yesterday: running back Aaron Culpepper of Friendly High, offensive tackle Kenny Edwards of DeMatha, and linebacker Warren McGill and quarterback Jimmy Whitehead of Montgomery-Rockville Junior College.

Pub Date: 2/07/97

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