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Stephen Morris is a Hurricane

He burst onto the scene in the spring of his junior year when at a University of Michigan camp, Stephen Morris was voted as the MVP.

Now, over a year later, the talented Miami Monsignor Pace product, will have the chance to stay home and play for the University of Miami.

On Friday, two days after a visit to Coral Gables with his parents, the talented Morris (6-2, 185), who was one of the top prospects in South Florida, told the Hurricanes that he was coming to “U”.

“Miami just felt like the perfect place for me,” Morris said. “It fit me both academically and athletically. I’m 100% committed. I’m sure I made the right decision.”

After a solid junior season for the Spartans, Morris was active in the off season with visits to the D1 Camp in Davie, the Elite Scouting Combine in Fort Lauderdale and several other stops along the way. But the opportunity to stay close to him and future playing time was a selling point.

Charles Fishbein of ESS, who has watched Morris since the first time he went under center for Pace, believes that this is a perfect fit for the Hurricanes, who were looking for a quarterback in this class.

“Stephen is the kind of young man who has the physical tools to be a very good quarterback,” Fishbein pointed out. “He is also a tremendous student in the classroom.”

Morris, who also played baseball for the Spartans, had narrowed down his choices to Miami, Purdue, Virginia and UCF, who is still going after Miami Central quarterback prospect Jeffrey Godfrey.

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