The Michigan Wolverines picked up a huge commitment in the 2022 class on Tuesday afternoon, as four-star wide receiver Tyler Morris locked in his pledge.
#GoBlue〽️ pic.twitter.com/mQLz6JPYSj— Tyler morris (@tylermorris2503) April 20, 2021
Morris committed to Michigan over other offers from Penn State, Notre Dame, Florida, Tennessee, Missouri, Wisconsin and others.
The 6-foot, 175-pounder attends high school at Nazareth Academy, the former home of current Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy, who was heavily involved in getting Morris to commit to Michigan. Also involved were Josh Gattis, Sherrone Moore and Jim Harbaugh.
247Sports’ Allen Trieu compares Morris to a pretty good wide out in the NFL — Miami Dolphin Will Fuller:
Comes from a multi-sport background which includes outstanding track results as he was entering high school. The athleticism shows on the football field. He can climb the ladder and get into the air to come down with passes that would be outside the radius for other players. He tracks the football very well and adjusts to passes. Fluid, loose-hipped and that helps him both after the catch and as a route runner. Shows good instincts for finding space as a route runner. Can be effective on jet sweeps and screens. Has to add some bulk and get stronger still. Can do so many things for an offense that it is hard to imagine scenarios where he will not be productive in college because he can of his versatility.
With the departure of Giles Jackson and Xavier Worthy, this becomes an incredibly important commitment for the Wolverines. Morris will be able to come in and immediately compete on offense with the other speedsters in the room, like Mike Sainristil, Roman Wilson and A.J. Henning. With the speed he brings to the table, he should also be able to compete on special teams, which also took a hit when Jackson decided to transfer.
Morris is the No. 10 wide receiver, No. 3 player in the state of Illinois and No. 80 overall player on 247Sports’ composite rankings. He is the second four-star wide receiver to commit to Michigan’s 2022 class, joining in-state wide out Tay’shawn Trent. The Wolverines now own the No. 15 overall class.
Check out highlights from his junior year below.