Elite 11 Day 5 Open Thread

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Last day of Elite 11 competition. Shane Morris still has not been able to break into the coaches' rankings despite glowing reviews from various recruiting analysts observing the on-field portion of the competition.

Final day of competition includes red zone and 2 minute drill work. Get it done Shane.

Reached the final day. Red Zone 7on7 & Pressure Cooker 2 minute drill. #Elite11

Shane standing out in his Elite 11 Golden Gun Accuracy jersey:

UPDATE:

Third set of Elite 11 Coaches' rankings released this morning:

1. Greenlee
2. Browne
3. Goff
4. Hackenberg
5. Woulard
6. Stanton
7. Del Rio
8. Dobbs
9. Williams
10. Cockerville
11. Zaire

Comments

ezramz

July 22nd, 2012 at 12:28 PM ^

I don't get why people are so upset about the rankings put out by the coaches.  I watched the ESPN coverage of the Elite 11 last season and the whole time it was Dilfer trying to mess with the kids heads to see how they reacted.  I think this is what is going on here.  We will see who is selected into the Elite 11 but I will be very surprised if Shane is not one of them. 

umfan323

July 22nd, 2012 at 12:32 PM ^

Unless Shane is just terrible in the classroom i'm not sure why he isn't ranked... Maybe he scored Vince Young low on a wonderlic test for high school kids

LSA Aught One

July 22nd, 2012 at 12:41 PM ^

at 4pm and arrives in Los Angeles at 7pm, how many hookers did Craig James allegedly kill while at SMU? 

 

Depending on which method you use to solve this question, the answer is either 5 or five.

tigers17fan

July 22nd, 2012 at 1:01 PM ^

2. Shane Morris, Warren (Mich.) De La Salle: Morris has the strongest arm of the bunch by far and he's not afraid to use it. The ball comes out quickly and with a ton of zip, but he has also been showing more patience and touch and his long ball hasn't sailed on him as it has in the past. Morris still needs to see more of the field, but he is improving working across his body and he has been smart about checking down when needed. His physical upside is better than anyone else's at the event.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/highschool/07/22/rivals-elite-11-quarterbacks/index.html#ixzz21N6XsHB1

 

ppToilet

July 22nd, 2012 at 1:41 PM ^

I think Shane's a great QB and fit for Michigan. I'll be happy for him if he wins some extra accolades for himself. I'll be even happier for him if he learns some useful skills from the competition. But I'm not going to really care that much if he doesn't win this or even if his high school team doesn't win every game next year.

artds

July 22nd, 2012 at 1:50 PM ^

At this point, it doesn't really matter what order these guys finish in. They're all mega talented, and there's nothing Dilfer and the other coaches can do to change the fact that we're getting a great prospect in Morris .

gopoohgo

July 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 PM ^

For those hyperventilating about a Trent Dilfer/WWL conspiracy; take a deep breath and relax.

Shane has the talent; but obviously, being a QB is more about having a gun for an arm otherwise Todd Marinovich, Jeff George, and Ryan Leaf would have been All-Pros, and Tom Brady would have been a typical 6th round draft pick.

Having a little bit of reinforcement that QB also includes film/classwork/etc is NOT a bad lesson for a recruit of Shane's caliber (for all intents and purposes, the #1 or #2 pro-style QB in the country this year) to learn.

It may bruise the ego a little, but who really gives a rat's ass if Shane "win's" the Trent Dilfer Elite 11 Memorial trophy, but never beats Michigan State, the Domers, or Ohio?  Would we care if Shane doesn't win the Elite 11 but ends up going 4-0 v. the above three teams?

I know it's the slow season, but everyon stop getting their panties in a knot.

Leaders And Best

July 22nd, 2012 at 3:28 PM ^

From this morning (don't think this is the final rankings). No Shane Morris.

1. Greenlee

2. Browne

3. Goff

4. Hackenberg

5. Woulard

6. Stanton

7. Del Rio

8. Dobbs

9. Williams

10. Cockerville

11. Zaire

Sweets114

July 22nd, 2012 at 3:41 PM ^

Every article that I read and video I have seen has given Shane Morris a ton of props. Everyone that has reported on the Elite 11 has considered Shane as one of the top 3 QB's at the camp. What are the coaches seeing at this camp that observers are not seeing? 

 

JT4104

July 22nd, 2012 at 3:59 PM ^

I've determined that since Morris doesn't seem to like to check down then he will continue to not be on the "top" 11....so it goes with a gunslinger mentality.

Leaders And Best

July 22nd, 2012 at 5:48 PM ^

I had that thought earlier along with this one: most of the coaches are from the West Coast. 7 of the 11 QBs in the rankings today are from the West Coast with most committed to Pac-12 schools (all 4 QBs from CA are in the rankings). The only West Coast QB not in the rankings is Cooper Bateman from UT, and he is committed to Alabama.

There are 6 QBs from Texas, and none of them are in today's top 11 (out of 24).

Leaders And Best

July 22nd, 2012 at 6:42 PM ^

Shane Morris goes deep for a 46 yard TD

Michigan commit Shane Morris 3/3 and a sack, 47 yd TD pass on the fly up the left hash, picture perfect pitch and catch

Pretty much most QBs have been able to complete their 2 min drill with a TD (except Tyrone Swoopes of course) but 3 for 3 is impressive with sack only blemish.

TallyWolverine

July 22nd, 2012 at 7:36 PM ^

I see it as a win-win situation. He is obviously one of the most talented QB's in the country and works hard to improve himself every day. If he doesn't make the final, imagine how hard and determined he's gonna be to prove them wrong. Either way there's nobody else out there I'd rather have to lead touchdown drives in the near future, including kids from the 2012 and 2014 classes.

MichiganMan2424

July 22nd, 2012 at 7:47 PM ^

Someone posted this on 247, so I thought I might bring it up here for all the conspiracy theorists.

The #1 QB according to the coaches so far is Zach Greenlee, who only has one offer, from Fresno State. Where did Trent Dilfer play? Fresno State.