J'Mison Morgan is now officially headed to UCLA. The one-time LSU signee made it official on Friday as the five-star big man announced his intentions to attend the Pac-10 powerhouse at his South Oak Cliff High School.
"It's UCLA this time around," Morgan told TexasHoops.com. "It was all about the comfort level with the players and the coaches. There have been so many great centers at UCLA and it's my chance to make my mark there."
The 6-foot-10, 275-pound prospect was released from his National Letter of Intent from LSU earlier in the month. Morgan signed with the SEC school when John Brady was the head coach. Brady was relieved from his position in mid-season and is now at Arkansas State.
Butch Pierre, the lead recruiter in Morgan's recruitment to LSU, was retained by Trent Johnson, the new LSU coach, but took a similar position at Oklahoma State a week and a half ago.
Morgan's addition to the Bruins helps lock the program in the top spot in the Rivals.com team recruiting rankings for the class of 2008. He joins Californians Jrue Holiday, Malcolm Lee, Jerime Anderson and Drew Gordon.
Morgan is the No. 25 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.