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.



June 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 PM ^

Really gotta trust the coaches on this one.  Hopefully they are pretty damn sure Jarrod Wilson will commit here.  To lose out on such a high recruit in Morgan who was silently commited here and not get Wilson would suck. 


June 2nd, 2011 at 7:56 PM ^

Isn't part of the thing with Morgan is that his coaches have never had such a high profile kid before come through their program and from the sounds of things it kinda sounds like they are trying to protect their kid.

It seems like their first priority is giving their kid the best chance to play early and I'm fine with that. So no harm no foul, sorry it didn't work out for either of us but best of luck to the kid and hope he ends up having a great career for himself.


June 2nd, 2011 at 7:58 PM ^

He had a space reserved, so his coaches shouldn't care if M was recruiting other DBs.

I don't really understand why they parted ways. Maybe the coaches didn't like him going back on his word by delaying the public announcement or taking back the silent?  

If the coaches liked him a player then they take him in jan or whenever if space allows.

Unless the coaches cooled on him as a player, which seems odd since there really isn't any new film on him...

Maybe Hoke just really wants to wrap this class up and start on the 2013 class...



June 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 PM ^

6'3", close to 200 lbs., and he's a 4-star to Rivals, Scout and 247. He'll be a free safety in college. Really athletic and a ballhawk. Could actually end up being one of the best safeties for us in a long time if he commits.

His head coach is former Wolverine Ricky Powers.


June 2nd, 2011 at 9:56 PM ^

This kid had 10 interceptions and returned 5 of them for touchdowns. This guy isn't one of my top DB targets, he's one of my top targets overall. I've been enamored with this kid once I read what his coach, who played here, had to say with him. He's one of those kids you know would just fit right into Michigan. If we can get him, I will be thrilled.

Really interested to see how our DB situation works out with our depth situation in the next few years. 


June 2nd, 2011 at 8:37 PM ^

I dont know if somebody can confirm but I think Wilson just visited...looks like a straight up ball hawk. I think Mattison knows what those look like


June 2nd, 2011 at 9:07 PM ^

Just found this on Twitter...


4-star OH FS Jarrod Wilson named in his Top 3 today (w/ ND, PSU) after his Monday visit to campus, which blew him away. 
Whatever Hoke and his staff are doing on these visits, it's working! 
In Hoke we trust!


June 2nd, 2011 at 9:18 PM ^

This is a shame and it's disappointing to lose out on a silent no matter what. Still, best of Luck to Wayne and I hope he was the one who backed off rather than the new staff reneging.


June 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 PM ^

Have seen Jarrod Wilson live.  Have not seen Wayne Morgan live.  That being said, I can't imagine Morgan would be any better than Wilson.  Jarrod is an absolute player.  Simple and exact.  Kid can play.  His highlight reel is almost hard to accept as reality.  And I can tell you from living close by that he plays good teams and excels all the time.

Don't know much about Morgan, but do know that the HS football in that part of country is not very good.

Either way I tend to think we can trust the evaluations of this staff.  Not too many Cullen Christian's on their way to A2 as far as I can tell.


June 2nd, 2011 at 11:14 PM ^

Personally, I would prefer they stick with 3 DBs and fill the rest of the spots with O-line, D-line and WR, maybe a RB if we can get Dunn.  We seem to be in on a large number of stud lineman this year, many of whom were also looking closely at OSU.  If we can pull some of those, I think we will be fine in the secondary after all the recruits we brought in last year.


June 3rd, 2011 at 12:44 AM ^

Does anyone know why OSU didn't offer him, definitely seems worthy of an offer. Was he just not interested in them... even before the shitstorm?


June 3rd, 2011 at 9:14 AM ^

several times in the state playoffs last year, which were televised on STO.  He's a player and I was wondering why we weren't on him more than we were given his talents, his position, and our connection to Powers.


I'm happy to see we've upped the attention.