Morgan Jr. returning for senior season
If you’re a Husker fan and you’re up to date on your movie references, junior wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. had good news for you on Twitter on Wednesday night.
If not, or if you avoid Leonardo DiCaprio movies like the plague -- a mistake, if we can allow for a moment of editorializing -- here’s the translation: Morgan is returning to Nebraska for his senior season.
The 6-foot-1 New Orleans native, who set the single-season NU school record with 986 yards on 61 catches and added a Big Ten-best 10 touchdown receptions, found a creative way to seemingly share that news via social media, tweeting a GIF from the movie The Wolf of Wall Street.
The moment includes the movie’s central figure announcing to his employees that, to put it politely, he’s not leaving his company.
The implication is that Morgan will not enter the NFL Draft and instead will play a year under the direction of head coach Scott Frost and wide receivers coach/offensive coordinator Troy Walters.
Morgan, through a school spokesman, confirmed the decision and Walters tweeted his excitement on Thursday morning.
It’s unclear if the university will make an official statement, but suffice it to say Morgan’s return is a major win for Frost and the Huskers.
Morgan, after all, will be perhaps the most decorated returning receiver in the Big Ten considering both Maryland’s D.J. Moore and Indiana’s Simmie Cobbs Jr. have announced they are foregoing their senior seasons.
He and redshirt sophomore-to-be JD Spielman (830 yards) turned in the most productive season for a receiving duo in school history. Joining them as the group’s baseline: sophomore Tyjon Lindsey, redshirt freshman Jaevon McQuitty and Arizona Western transfer Jaron Woodyard.