GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Butler Community College picks up GHS' Octavius Morgan
Thursday, February 06, 2014 12:00 AM
Surrounded by his family and athletic staff Greenwood football star Octavious Morgan signs on to play college football early Wednesday morning.
(Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Octavious Morgan's football career at Greenwood High School saw its share of ups and downs.
There was the ultimate high in December 2012, when Morgan scored what would prove to be the game-winning touchdown in overtime of the Eagles' Class AAAA, Division II state championship victory, and there were ultimate lows, when Morgan was declared academically ineligible as a sophomore.
Despite a rocky road, Morgan's Greenwood football career officially came to an end on a high note Wednesday morning, when he signed his national letter of intent to play at Butler (Kan.) Community College.
"It feels really good just getting a second chance from all the mistakes I went through," Morgan said. "It feels really good to get this opportunity."
Butler is generally considered one of the top junior college programs in the country, and went 9-2 with a Region VI Championship in 2013. It is the second consecutive year an Eagle joined Butler, as former linebacker Davon Durant signed there last year.
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