April 5, 2011
De La Salle's Morris top of the list for Spartans
Michigan State is still in the process of evaluating players for the class of 2012, but that has not stopped them from making a few standout players a priority for the class of 2013. One such player is quarterback Shane Morris of powerhouse program Warren De La Salle High School. SpartanMag.com was able to catch up with Morris and got the latest on his recruitment.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Morris is seeing his recruiting stock explode this spring despite still only being a sophomore in high school. His early list of scholarships is impressive and makes him one of the most highly sought after signal-callers to every come out of Michigan.
SpartanMag.co recently reported on the UnderGround Bunker that Morris had received a Michigan State scholarship offer, we asked him about that.
"It's an honor and a privilege to receive an offer from Michigan State," he stated. "Michigan State is a great program with great people who really care about each other and their players and they have done great things on the football field also."
We asked him if he has been up to Michigan State and what type of feedback he has received from the Spartan Coaching staff.
"Yes, I have camped there," he said. "I attended some games last fall, and recently spent the day there with the coaching staff. They are saying that they think I have a bright future, throw the ball very well, and am athletic, very poised, and are excited about me growing as a player."
As we stated above, Morris is seeing his recruitment take-off this spring. We asked him about the schools that have offered him and what it feels like to have so much recruiting attention this early in the process.
"The schools that have offered me now (in no order) are Michigan, Michigan State, Syracuse, Toledo, Bowling Green, and Cincinnati," he said." I am not being recruited heavily by any other schools at this point. I receive a lot of mail from schools across the country, but if i don't receive any additional offers, I would still consider myself very blessed and honored to have the chance to play college football at one of these excellent schools. All of this attention is just really flattering. I never would have thought that i would receive this many opportunities this early in my high school career. This is all just a huge excitement for my family and me. I am just very honored and blessed. "
As with many players that get offered early a lot of speculation goes out about what school a player is leaning towards or favoring. Numerous reports have already surfaced that Morris may be favoring the University of Michigan at this point. We asked him about that.
"I do not have any family ties to Michigan. When I grew up my family was Michigan football fans, but that will not impact to where i decide to attend college."
Morris does not seem in any hurry to make his college decision. Much will depend on how he sees himself fitting into the various programs that will be after him. In addition, he will certainly pay attention to the depth chart and coaching situations to find a place which afford him a chance to play and staff stability.
Spartanmag.com will be sure to continue to follow the recruitment of this outstanding prospect for the class of 2013 over the coming months.
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