#Seawolves add Virginia transfer Kye Morgan to football program

Virginia transfer Kye Morgan is transferring to Stony Brook and will have three years of eligibility

June 18, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook head football coach Chuck Priore has announced the transfer of Kye Morgan (Somerset, N.J.) to the program. Morgan, who will have three years of eligibility remaining, will play safety for the #Seawolves.

Morgan began his career at the University of Virginia, where he redshirted in 2012. Last season, he saw action in two games as a running back, playing against No. 2 Oregon and VMI.

Following spring practice, Morgan was listed as the Cavaliers' fourth-string running back.

"Kye is going to have an immediate impact in this program," Priore said. "He will add a different dimension to our secondary with his speed and athleticism."

Morgan graduated from Franklin High School as Somerset County's all-time leading rusher. Morgan, who excelled in the long jump, finished his high school career with more than 4,000 total yards and 44 touchdowns. A two-time All-Group 4 and all-county selection, Morgan was Rivals.com's No. 18 recruit in the state of New Jersey as a senior.

A four-year starter on defense for Franklin, Morgan totaled more than 100 tackles and five interceptions in his final two seasons.

The 5-10, 175-lb athlete competed in the Semper Fidelis All-Star Game in Arizona against the nation's elite in January of 2012.