QB recaps Wednesday visit to Miami

Stephen Morris is a talented quarterback prospect from Monsignor Pace High in Miami and he talked to Scout following his unofficial visit to the University of Miami on Wednesday night. Read on for the latest.

Stephen Morris had about a dozen scholarship offers before the hometown Hurricanes pulled the trigger a few weeks ago. On Wednesday afternoon, Morris and three others spent time visiting UM.

"I went with my mom, my dad, and Coach Slaughter," Morris said. "It went really good. When we got there, we got a chance to meet a few of the players. I met Tommy Streeter, A.J. Highsmith, one of their big defensive linemen, and guys like that. We got to spend a lot of time with Jacory Harris. He's a real cool dude. Getting to meet and talk to those guys was fun."

Morris also had a chance to spend a lot of time with the UM coaches, two of them in general.

"We spent a long time talking with Coach Whipple," he said. "He was telling us about his background. He opened up the playbook for me and we talked about the offense and different things like that. It was a lot of fun and pretty interesting. We also got a chance to spend a lot of time with Coach Shannon. He's a great coach and it's amazing how he's completely turned around the program there. They have a lot of great players coming in and they're coming right back up. We also got a chance to talk to some of the academic people as well. It was just a good day of talking about life, football, academics, and UM."

So what was the highlight of the visit for the talented quarterback prospect?

"It's just amazing how the coaches are so real," he said. "They're all really cool and I really enjoyed spending time with them. We were there from like one until about 5:30, almost six."

What about his parents? What did they think about the trip?

"My parents loved it," he said. "They know it's a great academic program, a great school. And they really liked all the coaches."

So does the visit to Miami put the Hurricanes at the top of his list? Morris talked about that. "Miami's in the lead now," he said. "It's them, UCF, Purdue, and Virginia. I plan on making my decision in about a week or so. I plan on going up to UCF this Friday for a visit to check them out."

Morris, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, finished his junior season with 2,005 yards and 19 touchdowns while leading his team to the state playoffs. He claims a 3.9 GPA in the classroom.

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