Air Morgan: A feature on two sport athlete Colt Morgan
Colt Morgan (11) is the type of student who allows his actions to speak louder than his words, both in the classroom and in his involvement in varsity athletics.
Morgan works to find a balance between his involvement in football and in basketball, along with being a recent inductee into the National Honor Society.
Morgan, a two time letter winner in football, first began playing the sport at age 15 as a freshman. Now, with his junior year winding down, Morgan has seen a transition amongst himself as each year he strives to do better than the previous year.
As a junior, Morgan remarked on what he believes has been his biggest transition throughout his football career.
“My confidence. I was very shy and didn’t have much confidence in myself. As I’ve grown older, I’ve built confidence,” Morgan said.
Fellow teammate Nick Ballard (11) commends Morgan’s performance on the team.
“He’s really gifted with the talent that he has. He gives 100 percent effort every day,” Ballard said.
Though football season has come to an end, Morgan will also be a returning face on the basketball team, on which he is also the recipient of a varsity letter. Aiming to have another great season on the court, Morgan is setting his goals toward playing both smarter and stronger, and is hoping to be a contributor in the team’s efforts toward advancing in the playoffs.
“I’m doing the best I can in both sports, and I’ll make future decisions when and if
opportunities open up,” Morgan expressed as to whether or not he has any intentions to play at the collegiate level.
Once his high school career comes to a close, Morgan remarked, “I want to be remembered as a hard working, ethical athlete who didn’t play for himself, but for the guys beside him.”
Morgan has a rigorous academic schedule as well. English Dept. member Michael Sexton expressed that Morgan is, “very conscientious and he sets high personal goals for himself.”
Dividing time between varsity athletics and academic has left Morgan with little time for himself, but also with excellent time management skills, attempting to find a healthy equilibrium between his school life and personal life.
“It is very difficult,” Morgan expressed. “I try to get done what I can at school, but most of the time I have homework that I have to take home after practices and work on during the evening. There are a lot of things I’d like to do with my free time, but I have to make the choice to work on homework instead.”
As the school year unfolds, Morgan looks to continue his academic and athletic success.