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Pace QB shines in Ann Arbor

Courtesy of Black PR Wire:

Stephen Morris, 15 of Miami Shores, Fla., recently received top honors at the University of Michigan Football Camp, winning both the Smokehouse indoor race and the Top Gun competition, which is awarded to the quarterback that scores the highest marks for throwing accuracy and distance.

The University of Michigan Football Camp is the nation’s largest football camp with nearly 2,000 prep football players participating. As an incoming junior and the starting quarterback at Miami’s Monsignor Pace High School, Morris went to the camp to learn more about the vaunted spread offense that Michigan will be running under new Head Football Coach Rich Rodriguez. However, when the five day camp concluded, Morris came away with much more than a few new plays, as he won both contests that were competed for among the 150 quarterbacks who attended the camp. Morris first became the Smokehouse Champion, which is given to the winner of the 40 yard indoor race that is competed among only those in the same position who previously recorded the fastest 40 yard sprint times. Morris won with a time of 4.62. In addition, on the camp’s last day, Morris received the coveted Top Gun award, after turning in the highest score based on multiple tests of passing accuracy and distance. Morris is the first high school junior to win both competitions and wowed the audience of college head coaches with throws measuring over 70 yards. 

Standing at 6’2” and weighing 185 pounds, Morris looks forward to another successful fall season at Monsignor Pace.

Last year, Pace's Von Thomas was the Miami Herald's 3A-1A first-team QB. Could the Class of 2010 Morris be the school's next successful signal caller? At least one Michigan recruiting follower is keeping an eye on him.

--Patrick Dorsey (e-mail)