Morgan Pioveson Declares for the EFL Draft
Morgan Pioveson, a strong safety for the USC Trojans NCAA program, has trained quietly out of the spotlight; his forte was consistency rather than a shock and awe approach. As the Trojans gear up for a potentially deep S12 postseason run, they need all players going above and beyond in terms of earning. Pioveson is ready to fully hit his stride and to put up career numbers in tackles this year. He has a promising combination of speed, strength, tackling, and intelligence that could prove devastating to opposing wide receivers. Defensive players do not receive the recognition they deserve, but Pioveson has been a crucial part of USC's ascension from the shadows. He appeared in all 14 games last year, racking up 52 bone-crushing tackles. He also was great at disrupting errant passes from opposing quarterbacks, intercepting 4 passes and also earning having a pass deflected 6 times. On one of these interceptions, he used his surprising speed to make it up the field and score a touchdown, chipping in offensively in spite of his traditional role.
Pioveson knows that EFL coaches understand the value of defensive players more than the casual fan, and hopes that a few scouts will come knocking about his services. He hopes that his TPE push this year will factor into his college's chances at taking home a title, and then to land a starting gig in the big show with an EFL club. He will be working vigorously to up his strength, hands, and tackling to prepare for a tough transition to the competitive life of the pros, and is also prepare to work on any other stats requested by whoever drafts him. Putting up big numbers this year, such as by improving on his 8th best interception total in the league, and forming a media presence are part of his strategy to draw attention from scouts. As the draft nears, he will be standing by the phoen ready to answer any calls with queries from intrigued GMs.
He hopes to land on a team with a welcoming environment and with a great group of guys to bond with in the locker room. He hopes to be with a club that is cultivate a winning atmosphere and on the path to an EFL championship, because his ultimate goal is to win a title in the pros.