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Posted on Sun, Mar 25, 2012 : 2:44 p.m.

Michigan football QB recruit Shane Morris admittedly struggles at Elite 11 regional in Dallas

By Nick Baumgardner

The future quarterback of the Michigan football program took center stage Saturday at a prestigious Elite 11 regional camp in Dallas.

And, admittedly, he didn't have the best day.

2013 Michigan recruit Shane Morris told that he struggled with just about everything in a rather disappointing day.

“I could have done better at everything,” Morris said. “I didn’t do what I needed to do. I lacked in everything. I had a bad day.”

Morris, a five-star quarterback prospect from Warren De La Salle, is part of Michigan's 2013 commitment class.

He was in Dallas competing for an invite to the Elite 11 finals, which are held this July in Redundo Beach, Calif.

Morris did not receive an invite at the Dallas regional, but will have another chance in Columbus, Ohio, on May 4.

In Dallas, though, Morris didn't quite seem like himself. "Morris simply wasn’t as smooth and efficient as he wanted to be through the array of drills placed in front of him and the competition,"'s William Wilkerson wrote. "In fact, six quarterbacks were chosen to compete in a two-minute drill at the end of the camp and he was left off the list."

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan sports for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.


Terry Star21

Sun, Mar 25, 2012 : 9:17 p.m.

We're talking about a 17 year old, who hasn't been coached by the greatest college coaching staff in America yet; Hoke and company - huge difference. And by the way, is anyone sure he can beat out Bellomy ? Possibly the new 2012 quote from America's best football coach - heard this week at camp; ?"We will be as physical as we can possibly be." - Coach Hoke MgoBlueForTiM........WwBaPaWcPb - taking care of msu thugs.

Steve McQueen

Sun, Mar 25, 2012 : 9:14 p.m.

Watching that video... Shane has one HECK of a powerful arm. I see the hype now and understand why it is so big for this kid. His HS highlight film doesnt show the velocity that the camp vids show. Id like to see him put on 15 lbs...however it would not be surprising to see him redshirt his freshman year at Michigan, particularly since he will not be an early enrollment and wont get the advantage of early spring ball. He seems like a competitor and will get his invite at the next regional in CBus. All the more reason to win it and get used to winning down in that crud hole called Cbus...

Matt Patercsak

Sun, Mar 25, 2012 : 8:44 p.m.

still happy to have him! not like Denard never has a bad day...


Sun, Mar 25, 2012 : 8:38 p.m.

No worries. With the coaching he'll get in A2, he'll be a top notch QB by the time it's all said and done.


Sun, Mar 25, 2012 : 7:40 p.m.

better to have a bad day now and get the bugs out. mistakes will make him better when we need him.. GO BLUE!!


Sun, Mar 25, 2012 : 7:21 p.m.

sugar Shane will probably be a three star recruit by the time he arrives in Ann Arbor.


Sun, Mar 25, 2012 : 8:39 p.m.

40-34 and it's been over 400 days since the bucks have beaten Michigan. I'd be worried in your shoes, too.