“I got to see him in seven-on-seven and at the Nike Camp,” explained Morris. “He’s a good athlete. He’s a big kid, about 6-4. He catches everything with his hands. He goes up and gets the jump balls with his hands. He’s a good player.

“I’m definitely excited to have him in the class. He’s a great receiver. We need receivers and he comes to play. He’s going to be another big receiver just like Jaron [Dukes].”

Morris was also able to share his insights on what Dukes brings to the table.

 “I saw his highlight tape and we threw the ball around a little bit when we were up at Michigan,” he noted. “He’s got great hands and catches everything. He goes up there and gets everything. For a big receiver, he runs really good routes.”

As Michigan’s first commitment for the class of 2013, Morris has become well known in recent months for his skills as a recruiter. However, with just six of the Wolverines’ 18 commitments falling on the defensive side of the ball, he is well aware of how the rest of the class will likely be distributed.

“This year’s class is obviously more focused on offense since last year’s was more focused on defense,” he explained. “Obviously we’re trying to get some more players on defense. We’ve got some linebackers and a couple defensive backs, but we’re going to try to get some more DBs and some D-linemen. That will come eventually.”

Morris recently returned from Columbus, Ohio where he earned top honors at the Elite 11 tryout, earning a trip to the finals in Los Angeles, Calif. The future Michigan signal caller went on to discuss his experience.

“I definitely gained a lot from the drills,” he noted. “I learned that I don’t have to go out there and throw the ball 100 miles per hour every time. I can take a little bit off and become more consistent. I think that I performed pretty well and had a fun time.

“I’m ecstatic about how I did and going to California for the finals. It’s a great opportunity. I’m ecstatic and can’t wait.”

Standing in at just over 6-3, Morris’ slender build has been a knock in the past, but off-season work outs have paid dividends, as he now tips the scales at 198 pounds. While continuing to progress physically remains a priority, the Warren De La Salle signal caller has bigger goals in mind for the coming year.  

“I’ve be working out with my receivers after school and stuff like that,” he said. “You can never stop training, so I’ll be in the weight room trying to add more weight … I want to be over 200 by the start of my senior season. I set that goal during my junior year when I was 185 and I’m almost there.

“My main goal though is to win a state championship. That’s been my goal for a while. We haven’t been able to reach that goal in three years, but it’s something that I really want to do. I think we have the opportunity to do that though, so it’s definitely my main goal this year.”


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