QB: Wait for Whipple in Year 2

This top quarterback prospect is very excited about the future of Miami's offense under offensive coordinator Mark Whipple. Read on to see what he's saying.

One of the big reasons why Miami Pace quarterback Stephen Morris committed to Miami back in August was because of new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple.

"I knew when they hired him and after I started talking to him that he'd do a great job," Morris said. "It's been great. What he did in just his first year was great and just wait to see what he'll be able to do with a full year there next year."

Morris, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, said he enjoys a good relationship with Miami's QB coach.

"He does real well with quarterbacks," he said. "Jacory had a real good year. He'll be even better next season, should cut down on the interceptions and stuff. I like Coach Whip a lot. He's supposed to be coming to my house sometime soon. Him and Coach Hill."

The talented QB prospect took in Miami's final regular season game against USF in Tampa last weekend.

"I went to the game," he said. "It was great. Miami came out and took care of business. They played better than I expected and they could have scored even more than they did. It was fun watching Demarcus Van Dyke covering Sterling Griffin (two former Pace players)."

Morris is now focusing on work he needs to do inside the classroom.

"I'm already qualified and everything but I've been taking these SAT prep classes so I can get a better score," he said. "I'm trying to get in position to see if my counselor will let me graduate early. I'm not sure yet."

In the meantime, Morris hopes to have a positive impact on some other Miami recruiting prospects.

"I know Allen Hurns and work out with him," he said. "It's good to have him on board. We've been talking to Michaelee Harris and hopefully I'll get a chance to talk to Ivan McCartney too. I think we're going to have a very good recruiting class. Coach Shannon's doing an excellent job turning the program around."


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