Hawk Item — Had Division I scholarship offers in baseball, football and basketball.
2022 — Went 0-0 with a 7.63 ERA in 10 appearances (three starts), logging 15 1/3 innings… had 26 strikeouts and 21 walks… made first career start against Bucknell (2/20), tossing four shutout innings and fanning six in a no-decision… was Iowa’s Sunday starter to start the season… first freshman to open the season in the starting rotation under head coach Rick Heller… named D1Baseball.com’s Big Ten Preseason Freshman of the Year and the top impact freshman in the conference… rated as the 14th-best incoming recruit in the Big Ten and the No.325 recruit nationally by Perfect Game… ranked as the No. 12 player in the Big Ten for the 2024 MLB Draft by Perfect Game.
High School — Named the 2021 Gazette Athlete of the Year… two-time Conference Pitcher of the Year… IHSBCA All-State Super Team selection and 4A first-team all-state pick by IPSWA as a sophomore and second-team all-state as a senior… three-time all-district selection… Des Moines Register honorable mention all-Iowa selection as a senior…three-time team Cy-Young Award winner… holds school records in career strikeouts (294) and WHIP… led team to a state semifinal apppearance and a conference title in 2018… posted a career record of 21-5 with one save and 294 strikeouts… went 4-2 with a 1.48 ERA as a senior in 11 appearances, including 10 starts… had 108 strikeouts over 56 2/3 innings and allowed 36 hits, 20 runs (12 earned) and limited hitters to a .173 average… had a 0.94 WHIP and issued just 17 walks… also hit .396 with nine doubles, six home runs, 48 RBIs and 34 runs… went 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA in five starts as a junior… had 34 strikeouts over 22 innings… went 10-0 with a 0.71 ERA as a sophomore with 105 strikeouts over 59 1/3 innings… allowed 31 hits, 18 runs (six earned), and limited hitters to a .148 average… also hit .404 with nine doubles, three home runs, 44 runs and 32 RBIs… went 6-1 with a 1.75 ERA as a freshman with 47 strikeouts over 36 innings over eight appearances, including seven starts… played for the Trojans Baseball Club, Iowa Barnstormers Basketball and All-Iowa Attack… first-team all-state in football as a senior, where he was the team’s starting quarterback… third-team all-state in football in 2019… three-time all-conference selection in football, helping team to a Class 4A state runner-up finish and two quarterfinal appearances… two-time football team captain… West’s career passing leader with 5,260 career yards, including 1,662 and 17 touchdowns as as senior… amassed 6,000 offensive yards, 55 total touchdowns and 334 points in his career… two-time all-conference and state tournament participant in basketball, scoring 317 career points in two seasons hampered by injury… Drake Relays qualifier in the high jump in 2019 and placed seventh at state track meet, reaching 6-feet, 4 inches… National Honor Society… three-time Academic All-Conference selection… graduated with honors… member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Green and Gold Academy… high school coaches were Charlie Stumpff, Jamie O’Meara and Jessie Searls.
Personal — Born Dec. 27, 2002, in Iowa City, Iowa… son of Michael and Cris Morgan… Michael played collegiate basketball at the University of Iowa and Cris played at Drake University… has four siblings — Crystal, Jeremy, Mikaela and Cailyn… Crystal played basketball at the University of Iowa and in the WNBA… Jeremy played basketball at Northern Iowa, in the G League and plays overseas… Mikaela and Cailyn played basketball at Northern Iowa… open major.