The Michigan Wolverines had a lot of excitement this past weekend. It started with their first victory on the field in 300 days and ended with a pair of recruits committing to their respective classes. The first was 4-star defensive end Mike Morris in the 2019 class, then the news broke that Shea Patterson’s younger brother Nick, a tight end, committed to the 2020 class.
Morris is 6-foot-5, 260 pounds and currently ranked the No. 22 defensive end in the country, according to 247Sports composite.
The Delray Beach, Fla. native was committed to Florida State for more than two years, which is where his father, Michael Morris Sr., played offensive lineman and graduated in 1991. While he knew for awhile Florida State was a special place, he kept Michigan in consideration.
Maize n Brew caught up with Mike earlier this week after his announcement to head north to Michigan.
Some may think the interest level for Morris changed after former Florida State head coach Jimbo Fischer moved on to Texas A&M, but he confirmed with us that was not the case.
“I didn’t decommit from FSU because Jimbo left.” Morris explained further saying, “I felt like God was pushing me toward Michigan. Tennessee, Michigan and Florida State and Miami, it came down to those. FSU is an amazing school and program, but I did a lot of praying, which led me to Michigan.”
Morris saw Michigan for himself earlier this year, then was given an offer.
“I made my first visit about six months ago and that’s where (Michigan) officially gave me the offer,” he said.
Morris explained what he thought about Ann Arbor.
“The campus is jaw-dropping, I’ve never really seen a college town like Michigan, and I’m always at a loss for words when talking around the Big House. That place is truly amazing.”
Morris explained Jim Harbaugh as a coach and how he relates to the younger generation of football players.
“He has so much energy all the time, he can’t sit still, and he is always tell jokes or stories. He is so relatable to the youth,” Morris said.
Morris later added what the Michigan staff said about his game and what he’s working on before playing at the next level.
“They really just say that I’m a very athletic and a hard nose football player. I’m working on my speed and power, so I can take over the game like Rashan Gary,” he said.
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