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.
Sean 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.”
Keith Marshall is undoubtedly one of the top high school football players in the country regardless of position. He received a Michigan offer a few weeks ago and recently answered a few questions for UMGoBlog.
Sean O’Connell: I know you have a bunch of offers, would you mind naming a few of them?
Keith Marshall: “I have offers from most of the ACC and SEC schools. I also have offers from schools like USC, Cal, Penn State, and Notre Dame.”
Sean O’Connell: What were your stats last season?
Keith Marshall: “1600 yards and 18 TD’s in 10 games.”
Sean O’Connell: Did you grow up pulling for a certain college team? If so, will this factor in on your decision?
Keith Marshall: “Yes. I liked a few different teams growing up but that won’t play a major role in my decision.”
Sean O’Connell: What are the main qualities that you will look for in a school?
Keith Marshall: “I look at the overall direction the football program is headed in, as well as the academic program.”
Sean O’Connell: Will location be a major factor for you?
Keith Marshall: “No.”
Sean O’Connell: Do you have a top list of schools yet? If not, when do you expect to narrow your list?
Keith Marshall: “No, I plan on narrowing down my list this summer.”