UM Recruiting Update: QB's

The University of Miami is expected to sign one quarterback for the Class of 2010 and CanesTime.com gives you the rundown on the latest on that front.

The Hurricanes went after several quarterbacks early in the 2010 class by offering some of the nation's best. Some of the early offers went to Blake Bell (Oklahoma), Dallas Lloyd (Stanford), Andrew Hendrix (Notre Dame), Jake Heaps (BYU), and Joe Brennan (Wisconsin). The first four there showed little to no interest in Miami and never came to meet the coaches or visit the school. Brennan was the first offered quarterback to show legitimate interest when he visited the school earlier this summer. He narrowed his list down to Miami and Wisconsin before making a commitment to the Badgers earlier this month.

When those five quarterbacks were no longer available, the Canes offered their first in-state QB for the 2010 class in Monsignor Pace standout Stephen Morris. At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Morris had nine offers when Miami made number ten. His other BCS offers were from Virginia, Purdue, UConn, and Northwestern. Morris has made it clear that his top three are UM, UVA (who already has a QB commitment for the class of 2010), and Purdue. He took in summer camps at Miami, Florida (no offer), and Ole Miss (no offer).

As a junior last season, Morris led his team to the state playoffs by throwing for just over 2,000 yards, 19 touchdowns, and nine picks. He claims a 3.9 GPA in the classroom and is also a standout baseball player at Pace.

Morris, who grew up a Michigan fan but was never recruited by the Wolverines, is expected to take an unofficial visit to Miami later this month and it's likely that he'll accept their commitment at that time.

The Canes are expected to take just one quarterback this recruiting season.


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