Morgan Ogilvie to Alabama
Morgan Ogilvie
Posted Jan 14, 2008

Morgan Ogilvie will become another in a long line of second generation Crimson Tide football players. Most Alabama fans remember his father (Major Ogilvie) as a tough running back who helped lead Alabama to national championships under the tutelage of Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.

Morgan Ogilvie played his senior season at Mountain Brook High School where he suffered a horrendous injury to his leg. Ogilvie broke his leg, and it took two steel plates to repair the broken bone. His season appeared over before it really got started.

Ogilvie didn’t allow the broken leg to keep him from the game he loved, as he made a miraculous recovery and was back behind center after missing only five games. He finished the season leading a Mountain Brook team to a 4th seed in the Alabama 6A playoffs where they eventually lost to Spain Park in the final seconds of the game.

In a limited role this season Ogilvie put up some gaudy numbers over the last few games of the season and into the playoffs.

“I’m not sure of my exact stats, but I know I threw 16 touchdowns and had around 1,800 yards. I’m not sure about the rest,” Ogilvie said from his home in Mountain Brook, (Ala.).

Ogilvie took an official visit to The University of Alabama this weekend, and he talked with about the trip.

“I had a really good time,” he said. “I met a lot of the players, and I got to see a lot of guys I knew. My parents and I spoke to Coach Saban for a while, and I told him I was going to play football for him through the Bryant Scholarship. He told us he was excited to have me coming in.”

“He explained where the program is, and what we needed to do to reach the next level. He was telling us about his plan to get the program where everyone wanted it to be.”

“My dad (Major Ogilvie) was very impressed with Coach Saban, and he liked everything he said. He liked Coach Saban a lot, and he’s very excited to have him at Alabama.”

“My parents are really excited for me. They liked everything about the visit and the direction Coach Saban is taking the program."

“I got to hang out with Brad Smelley, Barrett Jones, Wesley Neighbors and some of the other prospects. Everyone was excited and everyone handled themselves very well.”

Ogilvie enjoyed his visit to Alabama, but he did notice one thing that left a very good impression with the talented quarterback.

“I was very impressed with the quality of guys coming in. They are not only all great athletes, but they are good guys, high character people. It’s an indication of the great things to come at Alabama,” Ogilvie concluded.

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