I can't help but think that the impressive recruiting skills of quarterback Shane Morris are every bit as effective as some coaches around the college football landscape.
Morris has taken advantage of social media platforms such as twitter like no other player has and he has become an extra tool on the recruiting front for Brady Hoke.
Nobody could have foreseen a very young quarterback creating a brotherhood between recruits and gently nudging them into making the right decision (joining him at Michigan).
Morris committed over a year ago and his early decision seems to have allowed him to take on the full-time job of chasing big-time recruits like LaQuon Treadwell and Derrick Green among others.
Not only is Morris the future face of Michigan, he is helping to create which I'm sure Michigan fans will hope is an NCAA championship contending team for years to come.
It just goes to show that a big early commitment can really force other players into following suit.
Mi boii shane morris made this haha! 👍 twitter.com/BrOoKyLn_boii2…— D.GREEN #⃣2⃣7⃣ (@BrOoKyLn_boii27) August 2, 2012
If you needed any more evidence of his standing as a recruiting guru, just look at this artwork he created to entice Treadwell and Green; is he an artist too?
Rich Rezler of www.AnnArbor.com was told by Morris that he wanted to help recruit defensive line target Joe Mathis: "I haven't had a chance to see him, I heard he was up at Michigan and he liked it a lot so I'll try and get with him".
That simple quote just highlights that, when Morris senses someone is leaning towards Michigan, he will be one of the guys to get everything over the finishing line.
Morris obviously already loves Michigan football and its tradition, and it seems that he already has the requisite social skills and leadership that is expected of a Michigan quarterback .
This article came out around 15 months ago and the prediction that Morris could become a major asset has come to fruition: "If Shane gets active in the recruiting game, he could help lure a major class to Michigan."
It's not going too far to say that the above quote has turned out to be an understatement; I can't think of any other player who has shown as much enterprise and initiative in building relationships with future teammates and those who could potentially join him.
Tim Sullivan of the Detroit Free Press further proves Morris' influence by reporting that the young QB pushed hard to get Dymonte Thomas to commit.
And here we, are almost a year later, with Dymonte as one of the headliners of the 2013 recruiting class.
Shane Morris is one of the most talked about high school juniors of all time, and he may well become even more envied if he and his recruiting class can live up to the hype.