CB Still Committed to Fla.? Looking At U-M?

With the graduation after this season of Marlin Jackson and Markus Curry, the corner position is a major need in this recruiting class. While defensive back <b>Demetrice Morley</b> from Killian High School in Miami committed to Florida after their camp this spring, the number he wears is in honor of a certain two-way player from Michigan, and he's been talking to the Wolverine staff.<br><br> Does he have a Michigan offer?

"Yes, I'm still committed to Florida," Demetrice Morley said. "But I'm just looking around to see what other schools have to offer. I really would like to get out of Florida."

Reporting over 20 offers, including Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and North Carolina State, Morley hasn't yet received an offer from Michigan. "I talked to coach Sheridan yesterday (Weds) and he said an offer would be coming, but I haven't received anything from Michigan yet." Morley said he hadn't spoken with Michgian head coach Lloyd Carr but a possible visit to Ann Arbor is in the plans. "I'm looking at going up to Michigan the weekend of Dec. 10, 11, and 12," he said. "The state finals are that weekend so if we're still playing I won't be able to go." It's possible the Michigan staff may be waiting to see if Morley is serious about looking elsewhere before extending an offer, especially with the tight scholarship situation in this class.

Morley grew up a Michigan fan, and one player in particular caught his attention. "I'm a Charles Woodson fan from the get-go," he said. "I wear No. 24 in his honor. I love that he played both ways and won the Heismann Trophy. I'd love to be able to play both sides as well but I think I'll be a corner."

The 6 foot 0, 180-pound Morley says one thing makes him stand out above the rest. "Speed kills, and I have it," he said. "I've run a 4.1 40 but at the Florida camp I ran a 4.3. I also ran a 10.5 in the 100 meters at the state meet." Morley's father is from Bermuda and he spent some time there. "I lived there for a little while and even ran track for the Jr. Olympic Team in Bermuda. I love to run track. I run the 100, 200, 4X100, and the long jump for my school and I play basketball."

Morley spends so much time on his legs that he says he'll need to focus more on his upper body once he gets to college. "I love to work on my legs," he said. "I squat 425, that's my favorite exercise, but I don't work on my upper body too much so I'll need to get on that."

Looking to major in business, Morley said he is taking a close look at the academic quality of his target schools. "I know Florida has a great business school, but I've been looking at some of the others and there are some good ones out there."

Killian was set to open the season tomorrow (Friday) night but the threat of Hurricane Frances has postponed the game.

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