His Recruiting Story
Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback Shane Morris was the first player to commit to the Wolverines’ 2013 class back in May, 2011. The lefty signal caller embraced being one of the more high profile commits in this year’s class. He was never shy in his intentions and was instrumental in bringing other guys into the fold.
"I'm going to do all I can to get the best players in the nation,” Morris said the day he committed. “We're going to win a national championship. We're going to have the best players and win a national championship."
Rated a five-star prospect, Morris didn’t have the senior season he was expected to. The reason --he came down with mononucleosis in the middle of his senior season, causing him to miss four games. However, he would comeback for the final game, a victory over Chandler Park, 44-6. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to propel his team to the playoffs to end his high school career.
Despite his high school career not ending the way he envisioned, Morris took his talents to Under Armor All-American Bowl in Tampa, Fla. That’s where Morris shined in the eyes of Ohio Recruiting analyst Bill Greene.
“My impressions all week were that he has everything he needs to be really good at the next level,” Greene said. “I mean, he’s got good size. He’s got great arm strength. He was a little in accurate earlier in the week. But then he was very accurate his two main days of practice. He is really competitive kid. He loves to win. He loves to work. He’s got everything he needs to be great. …Shane Morris to me is a five-star kid. Any school in the country would love to have him. He throws the ball on the run better than I thought he would. There is nothing not to like about him. His ceiling is really high. He is big time to me.”
Morris is a leader with a rocket for an arm. He has the natural charisma that comes with playing the quarterback position. He won’t be expected to start when he gets on campus and that should be a good thing.. The fans. the coaches, the experts alike all expect big things from Morris. Now, it’s time to see how he develops.
In the mean time, Morris said he will continue to strive to get better before he enrolls at Michigan this June.
“(My) focus is just to work,” he said. “Get bigger, get stronger, faster, work on throwing, footwork -- spending a lot of time on campus, spending a lot of time with the guys that are already up there. I’m forty minutes down the road so I’m going to be up there a lot.”
“It’s going to be a fast couple of months. I’m going to get up there and compete the best I can. I’m not expecting to go in there and start obviously with Gardner there, but I’m not going to go in and just know I’m the backup. I’m going to push him to be the best he can be so he can make our team the best we can be.”
Scouting Report: Has a nice frame and still has room to fill out. A better than advertised athlete who does a good job of escaping the rush and can make plays with his feet and throw on the run. Has great arm strength and can make all the throws. Downfield passes do not hang up and he has great placement on his deep balls. Great leader with a lot of intangibles. Sometimes trusts his arm and throws into traffic. - Allen Trieu
Quarterback 6-foot-3, 200-pounds
Warren De La Salle Collegiate (Warren, Mich.)
National Ranking: Five-Star prospect, No. 3 QB overall
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