Michigan QB Shane Morris will transfer for his fifth year and be eligible immediately, he announced Monday on Twitter. ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren reported in early December that Morris would seek a graduate transfer.
“The decision was not easy due to my love for the University of Michigan and all that it is,” Morris wrote. “Thanking certain individuals would surely mean that I leave someone out but I want everyone that has impacted me at the university to know that I am extremely grateful. I could not have asked of anything more from the people of the University of Michigan and I will forever be a Michigan man.”
Thank you, Michigan. pic.twitter.com/absc8meP50
— Shane Morris (@ShaneMorris_7) January 2, 2017
Morris came to Michigan as a top recruit, the No. 3 pro-style QB and No. 72 overall player in the class of 2013. He never developed, and by 2016, Morris had been relegated to third string behind Wilton Speight and John O’Korn.
Morris made two starts and appeared in 15 games in three seasons with the Wolverines. He threw for 434 yards with no touchdowns and five interceptions in his career, mostly in 2013 and 2014.
Morris didn’t attempt a pass after the Oct. 8 game vs. Rutgers. He saw most of his action in the season-opening win against Hawaii, when he completed all four of his pass attempts for those 45 yards. He also added 14 rushing yards.
The 6-foot-3, 213-pound senior is from Hazel Park, Mich.