Michigan QB recruit Shane Morris struggles, completes 2-of-10 passes in all-star game
Seven Michigan commits were in action Friday night at high school all-star games.
Five-star quarterback Shane Morris was at the center of attention, as he typically is -- although this time, the buzz was mostly grim.
Morris, a big-armed quarterback from Warren De La Salle, completed only 2-of-10 passes and threw one interception during the Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.
He was joined on the White team by four fellow Michigan commits: Defensive lineman Henry Poggi and offensive lineman David Dawson, Patrick Kugler and Logan Tuley-Tillman.
Together, they lost 16-3 to the Black team.
But the story was Morris, who is trying to build some consistency after a bout with mononucleosis derailed much of his senior season at De La Salle.
Rivals' Kynon Codrington listed Morris among players from whom he "expected more."
"It was a tough week for the five-star quarterback who never found his rhythm. Morris is coming off an upper respiratory illness that caused him to miss most of his senior season. His rust showed during practice and during the game. He completed a couple of passes to (Laquon) Treadwell, but he threw an interception and was never comfortable in the pocket. No one can discount his arm strength, but he needs to become more consistent on his progressions and taking what the defense gives him."
Added Rivals' Woody Wommack: He hasn't had a good week at all. I've never been as high on him as some of our other analysts but he's had a bad week."
Codrington was higher on Poggi, noting the defensive lineman "quietly had a strong outing. Although he had only one tackle, the Michigan commit had a fumble recovery and two quarterback hurries."
Some other coverage from the Under Armour game ...
-- ESPN video highlights from the game.
-- A gif of Morris taking a big blow.
-- This video from an Under Armour practice captures a lot of reps from Michigan offensive and defensive line commits, including Patrick Kugler, David Dawson, Henry Poggi and Logan Tuley-Tillman
Elsewhere, Michigan commits Maurice Hurst Jr. and Ross Douglas played in the Marine Semper Fidelis Bowl in Carson, Calif. Hurst is a three-star defensive tackle from Westwood, Mass., and Douglas is a four-star cornerback from Avon, Ohio.
Hurst made several impact plays, including a sack.
The all-star action continues Saturday with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Michigan commits Jourdan Lewis, a cornerback from Detroit Cass Tech, and Dymonte Thomas, a safety from Alliance, Ohio, will participate.
The game will be broadcast by NBC at 1 p.m.
Also participating is Derrick Green, the country's top tailback who this week named Michigan his leader.
Offensive lineman Chris Fox and tight end Jake Butt were expected to play, but are hampered by injury.
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