Shane Morris: 4-Star Quarterback Is Perfect Fit for Michigan Offense

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 8, 2013

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The Michigan Wolverines offense will be moving into a new era this upcoming season and the addition of Shane Morris is a perfect fit for that change.

Denard Robinson was this team's quarterback for the last three seasons, but he was never truly an effective pocket passer and that never led to a national championship for this powerhouse program.

With Devin Gardner behind center, the Wolverines have themselves a pocket passer and that affords them the opportunity to move towards a more pro-style offensive attack that moves the ball through the air on a more consistent basis.

This new system seemed to work pretty well for the Wolverines as the team finished the regular season with three wins in their last four games with Gardner playing quarterback.

Now that change is imminent for head coach Brady Hoke's squad, Morris' presence on the roster will ensure that Michigan continues this approach moving forward.

The 4-star quarterback (per 247Sports) is listed as a pro-style signal-caller who possesses one of the best arms of any quarterback in the 2013 recruiting class.

Along with his impressive arm, Morris has good height for the position (6'3'') and excellent footwork as well as awareness that allows him to move around in the pocket and extend plays.

What's most impressive is Morris' ability to make touch passes and he has great timing on his throws.

While Morris definitely has the talent to make it in the college game, Gardner will likely remain the starter considering he is far more seasoned and gives the Wolverines a better chance to win at the moment.

But as long as he can continue to develop while awaiting his shot behind center, Morris' pocket-passing skills will make for a smooth transition for Michigan's offense once Gardner opts to move on to the NFL.