Not bad. Dude's got some legitimate academic chops.
Hello: Garrett Moores (2013 Catholic Central walkon QB)
30 ACT is not that impressive. Especially because the ACT covers general highschool knowledge.
The 4.06 may or may not be impressive, depending on where he went to school, what classes were taken, how many classes overall were taken.
Has the scoring scale changed?
Back when I took the ACT (more years ago than I care to remember), a 30 was a very good score, one that would probably put you in the top 3% of all test takers.
I had a 32 back in 1998, best friend had a 35.
I got offered about 12k/year to go to UM (woulda been a walk-on to the tennis team, so that may have factored in.. ) Nothing that would blow me away, but not average HS student either..
I do believe the scale has since changed.
That doesn't mean that a 30 is a bad score. Bravo, on taking the opportunity to brag about your score, btw. I'll take the same opportunity and mention that I got a 31 when I took the ACT in 1990 and that put me in the top 1% of all who sat for that exam. That is why I think a 30 is probably a pretty good score.
Given that this is a Michigan blog and many of us are alums, a pretty high percentage of MGoPosters had an ACT above 30. Which means that unless the scale has changed since I took the ACT in 1978, then it's a score that will get you into UM under normal circumstances. Therefore, pretty darn good.
It is a very good score, probably top 5%. This guy would get into U of M with that transcript regardless of his athletic ability, and I'm sure he'll be just fine in the classroom.
"Michigan is making an unofficial pipeline in the Catholic League. Godin, Ross, Wangler, Morris, Shallman and Moores."
I was thinking more recently like guys in the 10s but Martin too.
My thought, exactly.
doubt that we would throw a walk frosh in to win games over Shane to save a redshirt. for mop up duty they have the other older walk ons.
Probably, the coaches will throw in who they feel comfortable with. Probably.
Diallo Johnson, David Bowens, Grant Mason, Morgan Trent
And don't forget about long-snapper Sugar Bowl hero Jareth Glanda.
The card says Moops
The Jerkstore called. . .
a reprise of the top story, as told by our corespondent for the Hard of Hearing, Garrett Morris... Michigan picks up walk on QB, Garrett Moores!!!
Nicely done. I'm old enough to remember SNL in its heyday. RIP Garrett.
I'm also old enough to where I can recall saying to a friend, "Hey, this new cast...with the one guy, Eddie Murphy I think it is? Yeah, he's pretty funny."
A link to the Garrett Morris bit for the younger pups: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=butZyxI-PRs
You realize he's not dead, right?
Too young. So sad.
MIke Martin was from catholic central as well. We also have Brian Cleary from U of D Jesuit (another walk on QB and current back up).
Technically McGrath is also coming from the Catholic League with Lutheran North too.
Wait...Lutheran North is in the Catholic League? Does not compute.
Kid is really smart, made the good, safe passes. Tucked it under and ran when he needed to and can change directions pretty good for a QB his size. Having trouble understanding why he's a walk on. Curious to know who else had offered him. Seems really solid, just not flashy.
I'll ask too, and maybe it's just my untrained football eye, but why wouldn't a big kid like this at a winning program even get some MACtion love?
The ball got there on time with touch, and when under pressure made the right throw.
I didn't see a ton of zip and it looked like he threw off balance a lot, but hell...it got there.
A perfect walk-on QB I guess?
Word is he had some D2 offers. Was a player that just wasn't sure if he wanted to play college football for his career and being at CC didn't get him a lot of exposure with that "welcome back Kotter" offense. Comes from a pretty smart family and was thinking academics all the time. When the Michigan coaches contacted him I guess he thought about the opportunity. According to Twitter he was with Morris, Wangler, and Shellman all day up in A2
because if there's one thing the team needs less of, it's protestants
That's a good one
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Are we certain of this, because Notre Dame, you know, is....Catholic....and they suck. Right?
Great character kid who will be a credit to the program and the University in general.
.....that APR is about to go up a little bit more. And I'm not talking refinance rates either.
Looks like he can sling it around pretty well. Good height, smart kid, doesn't take up a scholly.....like it.
big, smart, aggressive player. Absolutely no training outside of the school program which isn't really a passing team.... Moores might really bloom with some coaching and may prove to be an asset to the QB squad and who knows - might save our keesters in the future if one of the starters gets banged up. Nice find Borges.
Hopefully we never see him in a game, as the other QBs are obviously better prospects and have more upside, but this is a solid get to have on your team without giving up a scholarship.
I for one hope you're wrong, I hope he gets to take some snaps to go with the education he will be getting. Seems like a good kid, welcome to Michigan.
Did he have any offers?
Nice pick up as a back up option. Looks like he has a good arm and a good head on his shoulders. Plus he had nice touch on the screen pass at 4:35 of the video, not many high school kids have an option besides THROW IT AS HARD AS POSSIBLE!!!
he must be smart......he chose to go to Michigan.
I hope we see lots of him....in mop up duty as we run up the score!
welcome to UM. Hope you enjoy your time.
I hope he helps the other quarterbacks with the playbook, film, while getting a crack at the field and a great education to boot!
Kid looks good. He's got pretty good arm strength and a nice release, but needs to work on footwork and getting his body behind his throws. He's obviously got some athleticism and book smarts; this kid could be a sleeper to get a scholly down the road.
As for saving Shane's redshirt...doubt it.
Welcome to the Family, Garrett!