Shane Morris Disappoints Himself at Elite 11 Regional

RJ LuchenbillCorrespondent IIIMarch 25, 2012

Shane Morris has high expectations for himself. 

He's been a verbal commitment to the Wolverines for almost a year since May 10, 2011.

Recruiting sites have him valued very highly. Scout has him rated five stars, while Rivals and 247Sports have him rated four stars. ESPN has yet to rank Morris.

Top quarterback talent from the country met in Arlington, Texas recently for tutoring from Dallas signal-caller Tony Romo. Also on hand was Super Bowl winner from the Baltimore Ravens, Trent Dilfer. Morris shares some of his thoughts on his performance.  

“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.” 

“The touch on my pass is definitely something I need to work on,” Morris said. “I rely on my arm strength a lot."


Whether a football player is in high school, college or the NFL, there are two types of mindsets out there: the mentality of happiness and complacency and the mentality of never being satisfied and always wanting to be a better football player. 

Shane Morris is the latter.

Check out this video by ESPN.

As you watch the clip, look at the body language by Morris. He's disappointed and angry, but grateful for the assistance that Romo and Dilfer offered to him. He wants to be the best quarterback in the country.

That is the kind of quarterback Michigan needs: a player who's coachable and teachable, and who wants to win and be number one.

In contrast, the Wolverines don't need players that are satisfied, lazy, apathetic and arrogant.

Remember, the kids that met in Arlington will only be seniors in high school this coming fall. Shane Morris will represent Michigan well when he enrolls next season as a freshman.

The next Elite 11 camp Morris plans on attending is in Columbus, Ohio on May 4th. With how driven he is, expect a massive amount of improvement very soon.