The 6' 2", 180 pound quarterback out of Miami (FL) threw for over 2, 000
yards and had a 64% completion ratio as a junior. This spring, he has been working
on a few things to take his game to even greater heights.
"I am just keeping the ball up and trying to get a shorter release point,"
added Stephen Morris. "I am trying to do a better job of distributing my
weight and get my footwork better in the shot gun. If I get that done, everything
else will get better."
Morris has already seen some improvements in his overall game since the fall.
"I am just better overall because of my experience. In past years, I might
get confused on a coverage, but I have pretty much seen it all now. Having that
knowledge makes you calmer in the pocket and a lot more confident. My coach has
helped me out a lot to get better. They are also helping me prepare for the Elite
11 Regional camp (in Las Vegas) I go to this summer. I am just getting better
College scouts have flocked to Miami Pace to scout one of the regions top quarterback
"This past week, it has been kind of crazy. We had Wisconsin, Florida, Purdue,
Oregon, FIU, Miami, and Tennessee all come by. They are all showing strong interest.
Purdue offered me and Kendall Montgomery (6' 6" TE) on Friday. All of those
schools are showing a lot of interest. Wisconsin, Purdue, Oregon, and Tennessee
are showing the most interest, and I plan on going there this summer to their
Which colleges have offered up to this point?
"FIU, Central Michigan, Bowling Green, and Purdue."
Who else is showing strong interest?
"I get a lot of stuff from Miami, Florida, Vandy, and Ole Miss too. I like
all of those schools. I am going down to Miami and Florida to impress their
coaches this summer. Hopefully an offer will follow."
What does the 2nd Team All-Dade selection know about the Boilermakers?
"I like Purdue a lot. They throw the ball a lot and get you prepared for
the next level. They are not a spread team. They play a fullback, tight end, and
run a pro style offense. They play against Big 10 competition, schools like OSU,
MSU, and Michigan. All of those schools are top notch programs. Their coaches
know what they are doing. They throw and run the ball and hit you with both."
"They came down to Pace and talked to me about their school. Their offensive
coordinator said their school fits me well. They also play Big 10 competition,
so they will get you ready for the next level. They are showing me a lot of
interest. They came to my school, watched me throw, and said they were coming
How about Oregon?
"They came down and actually offered our LB, Isaac Dixon. They run a spread
option, throw it a lot to their WR's in open spaces. It is in a good location,
and I hope it works out well with them too."
What about Ole Miss?
"I have a good relationship with Coach Vaughn. He is a good guy.
I have also been impressed with their offensive coordinator. I am going to their
camp in July and work hard and hopefully I will get an offer. They have a good
offensive system and coaches. I just want to get down there and get to know everyone
Morris received his first phone call last week and it came from the Tennessee
"Tennessee told me they would love to have me at their camp. They are talking
to me about their QB situation. I am just trying to get up to their camp and
work out in front of them. They play in the SEC, which is a great conference,
and it is a little closer and warmer than some of the other schools."
What is important to Morris, outside of a scholarship offer, when it comes decision
"I want to play for a group of coaches who are going to get me better and
ready for the next level. The offense they are running is important too. A true
spread team will not get you prepared for the NFL. Playing time is important.
I do not want to have to sit three or four years before it is my turn, but I
would say the two most important issues to me are the coaches and the offense