Wayne Morgan Update

Submitted by Nosce Te Ipsum on June 2nd, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Just got a text from a friend with a Scout membership and was informed that Michigan and Wayne Morgan have parted ways. He was the silent commit as well. It sounds like Jarrod Wilson is who the staff is after now to fill that last DB slot. These guys don't mess around.


Cigarro Cubano

June 2nd, 2011 at 6:28 PM ^

Regardless were Wayne ends up playing college ball at. Good luck to him. Wonder what happened over the last 48-72 hours that it all went down hill.


Focus now is on solidifying the 4th DB spot (safety).  Offensive Line, DT's & securing Mr. Wormley.   Go get em Hoke & Co.


June 2nd, 2011 at 6:29 PM ^

Is there any reason why that we might know of?? Are the coaches the ones directing this ship now or has the recent commit of Standifer caused this to happen?  Hmm, sorry to hear though. Seemed like a legit kid.

Blue in Yarmouth

June 3rd, 2011 at 8:35 AM ^

is it that hard to put 2 and 2 together? They just picked up Standifer and need a true safety for this class. It seems to me that they were waiting for one of either he or Standifer to committ and he just took too long. Now (if what the guy above says is accurate) they are focusing on a true safety and Wilson would be a great one.

I liked MOrgan a lot, but of all the DBs we have been in on, the two I was most excited about from the start were Richardson and Wilson. I would love to have him.

This also sends a pretty strong message to other recruits out there. UM is filling up fast and if you want in, you better get in now. I feel bad for Morgan but he will land on his feet somewhere.


June 2nd, 2011 at 6:33 PM ^

I saw the article on Scout, but I don't have an account, so I wasn't sure what happened. I thought it was something like this from what DG tweeted. Does anyone have any details about the "parting of ways?" We heard as late as today that they were still on good terms. 

This is sort of a mixed occurrence to me because I've been a huge fan of Jarrod Wilson, but I really like Morgan as well. I hope we can land Wilson.


June 2nd, 2011 at 6:34 PM ^

Well that's really a shame.  Is that Morgan just wants to make more time and Michigan wants to fill the position quickly, or is he just not that comfortable with UM?  If he's going to part ways, better than late in the process.  I really liked Morgan, but I also like Wilson, but haven't heard anything about him and UM recently.  Hopefully it works out.


June 3rd, 2011 at 6:42 AM ^

I'm kind of upset about the way this happened though.  I assume that to be a silent commit, the coaches accepted his commitment, and knew the date he was planning to announce.  Then, they accepted the commitments of Gant and Standifer and basically gave Morgan a big f-u.  What's up with that?  I'm all for a super class or whatever, but I assumed that silent commitments were to "save a spot" and announce when you're ready.  Clearly that's not what happened in Morgan's case, and I think that's terrible.  I'm not trying to start fights or whatever, but I honestly don't understand what happened, and I don't think it's fair to Morgan who (I'm sure) thought his spot was safe with his silent commitment.


June 3rd, 2011 at 7:58 AM ^

You said it yourself ("...but I don't understand what happened"), but you probably just don't know all the details. All we've heard about these coaches from the recruits so far is how honest and down-to-earth they are. Assuming that they just yanked his spot doesn't really fit the pattern.

Frank Drebin

June 8th, 2011 at 7:39 AM ^

From what I have read about it, you are a little off in saying the coaches said F U to him. It looks more like his coach and family telling him to take his time with the process and take all of the visits. He pushed back his announcement and decided to take all official visits, so the staff told him that they were looking at others to fill the spot and if he waited that long, his spot will be gone. This didn't make Wayne happy and both have now gone their seperate ways.

Space Coyote

June 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 PM ^

The post I'm replying to isn't "trolling".  In my opinion it is "overrated" just because that's the most accurate of the available options (even though that isn't great either), but he isn't actively trying to stir the pot or actively trolling.

I do sense I will get a "trolling" moderation tag for this, but personally I think it is closer to "overrated" or at least "flamebate" personally.

Maize and Blue…

June 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 PM ^

that don't want to go public when the class is filling fast leads to the staff backing away.  It appeared Morgan was ready and wouldn't be for awhile.  The staff decided to go in a different direction and I hope it doesn't bite them in the arse.  Wayne postponed the original announcement and then postponed again.  Hoke and company didn't feel like waiting any longer for a kid that already told them he wanted to be blue, but didn't want to tell the public.

With only four spots currently left we could be in a world of hurt.  We need at least three more Oline and two DTs.  The staff has to know more current players are going to transfer or they are confident we have enough skill players on offense that we don't need to recruit any this year.

Trader Jack

June 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 AM ^

Even though it appears like we're running out of room right now, I've heard that the coaching staff is recruiting as if they have 22-25 spots available. I'd be surprised if we didn't end up with another SDE, 2 DTs, 3 OL, 1 DB, 1 WR, & maybe even 1 QB/RB in addition to what we already have. I don't know how the staff is going to make room for everyone, hopefully they won't have to go all Saban to do it.


June 8th, 2011 at 9:13 AM ^

I would only welcome attrition in the event that there is a coaching/scheme change, which obviously applies now.  Kids that signed up to play for Rich Rodriguez and/or a 3-3-5 and/or a spread offense are certainly encouraged to find a program where they can be properly utilized.  Having said that, those that stay will be champions.


June 2nd, 2011 at 6:56 PM ^

This coaching staff doesn't mess around one bit-Morgan seems like a great player-but obviously there are bigger needs with a true safety than another tweener.