|Morris focused on team goals|
|Written by Matt Pargoff|
Michigan quarterback commitment Shane Morris helped lead his Warren De La Salle squad to the third round of the MHSAA playoffs as a junior before falling to eventual Division I state champs Detroit Cass Tech. For the young signal caller, that defeat has made him focused on a singular goal heading into his senior season.
“I definitely want to win a state championship” he said on Friday. “That’s what we’re trying to do. If we don’t, obviously it will be a letdown. We’re going into the season with that goal.
“I don’t have any personal goals; I just want to win a state championship. I hate losing.”
Morris’ schedule through the summer months has been full with a variety of camps and combines where he has worked to improve his game. He is excited to see how that effort will pay off.
“I’ve been busy all summer with the camps and everything else going on,” he stated. “It’s been a good summer. It was fun. I had a lot of good times, but it’s good to be back with my team. That’s what I mainly did that stuff for was to get better for my team.”
Among the camps Morris participated in was the Elite 11, which has long been considered the nation’s premiere events for high school signal callers.
“It was a lot of fun,” he noted. “It was a great competition with 25 of the best quarterbacks in the nation. I had a good time out there. It was a lot of fun.”
While improving his ranking on the recruiting site was not a major motivation in attending the various summer events, Morris’ stock has continued to rise, with three of the four major services now listing him as a five-star prospect - ESPN.com being the only holdout.
“I don’t really care about that stuff - my mom does though,” explained Morris. “It’s cool obviously to go and say I was a five star on this site, or whatever, but in the grand scheme, it doesn’t really matter. It doesn’t mean anything. All that matters is what you do once you get to college and beyond that, so that’s really it.”
As a junior, Morris passed for 1,658 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions.