A Chat with Shane Morris

Warren, Michigan quarterback prospect Shane Morris became the first commit for the Wolverine’s 2013 class last week. Morris will be the top player in the state and one of the highest rated signal callers in the Midwest, if not the country.

Shane MorrisSean O’Connell: The timing was a surprise to me, when did you come to this decision?

Shane Morris: “I came to this decision about a week before I committed and told coach I wanted to come up with my family and have them see everything.”

Sean O’Connell: Who was your primary recruiter? How is your relationship with him?

Shane Morris: “My primary recruiter was Coach Fred Jackson. We have a very good relationship we talked on the phone once or twice every week. He was a huge influence in my decision, he was alway telling me everything that was going on at U of M and I liked that he was completely honest in every aspect with me. ”

Sean O’Connell: Did you grow up a Michigan fan?

Shane Morris: “Yes I did grow up a Michigan fan, Michigan was my dream school until they changed the offense a couple years ago, now that Coach Hoke is back and running the pro-style again it’s where I belong.”

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The Michigan Quarterback Dilemma

With Zeke Pike committing to Auburn on Wednesday, what does Michigan do about the future of the quarterback position? I have to imagine that they want to sign a QB nearly every year and this year IMO is very critical that we do. So where do we go from here? Below are a list of potential candidates.

Most Likely Candidates

Austin Appleby – North Canton, OH – 6’5" 230. Good sized kid. There have been a few rumors that he’s been offered, but I have not been able to confirm this yet. He has decent mobility and a good arm. He did miss part of last season due to a knee injury, so there are some questions with his health. Offers: Akron, Kent State, Temple and Toledo.

Tyler O’Connor – Lima, OH – 6’3" 210. I actually like him more than Appleby. Throws very well on the run and can really spin the ball. WOTS is that interest has been gaining with him over the past week with the knowledge of Pike likely committing to Auburn. Offers: Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and some MAC schools.

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A Chat with U of M Commit Caleb Stacey

Ohio offensive lineman Caleb Stacey became Michigan’s second verbal commit of the 2012 class Saturday evening. He is one of the best offensive linemen in a loaded Ohio class this year. Caleb is pretty pumped about his commit and was nice enough to answer a few questions for us!

Sean O’Connell: Current height and weight?

Caleb Stacey: “6’4  285 lbs.”

Sean O’Connell: What other offers do you have?

Caleb Stacey: “Ohio, Toledo, Bowling Green, Illinois, Indiana, Boston College, NC-State, Wake Forest, South Florida, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Miami(OH), and of course THE Michigan Wolverines!”

Sean O’Connell: Being from Ohio, did you grow up an Ohio State fan? Did you have any contact with them?

Caleb Stacey: “Growing up I was never really a fan of any team, I tried to follow everyone. I did have a little contact with OSU they stopped by my school once to meet me but after that no further contact.”

Sean O’Connell: Have you been catching a lot of heat for committing to Michigan yet?

Caleb Stacey: “I haven’t been catching any heat at all, besides from the loyal OSU fans that live in my neighborhood, but nothing more than a joke and a little messing around. Everyone seems excited in Ann Arbor about my commitment and I know my family and I are really jacked up about Michigan.”

Sean O’Connell: So you visited Ann Arbor a little over a week ago, I’m assuming that visit went very well?

Caleb Stacey: “My visit to Ann Arbor went extremely well. It was actually St. Patrick’s Day when I took an unofficial to Michigan so I got a chance to see how the student life was.”

Sean O’Connell: Was it coach Hoke who offered you? What was your reaction?

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