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UConn Football Lands Notre Dame Linebacker Grad Transfer

D.J. Morgan will have two years of eligibility for the Huskies.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

It seems UConn football is taking a page out of basketball’s graduate transfer playbook. Monday, linebacker D.J. Morgan, formerly of Notre Dame, announced his commitment to UConn as a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility. Morgan will be able to play right away as he finishes up his degree this spring.

The transfer helps fill the void left by the senior Santana Sterling, as well Darrian Beavers and Marshe Terry, the latter two of which transferred. Despite only appearing in two games during his Irish career, Morgan will compete for a starting linebacker spot while serving as a mentor for a young defense. He played his high school ball at Saint John Bosco in California, a prep powerhouse, where he was California’s 47th ranked player, according to Rivals.

New linebacker coach Jarren Morton has a deep linebacker pool to play with, a group that features a mix of junior-college transfers (Dillon Harris), juniors (Eddie Hahn) and redshirt freshman Jordan Morrison.

This is UConn’s sixth incoming transfer this offseason, but only the second from a FBS school.