FSU 2019 4-star DE Commit Mike Morris Previews Michigan BBQ Trip, Sets Official Visit

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FSU 2019 4-star DE Commit Mike Morris Previews Michigan BBQ Trip, Sets Official Visit

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FSU 2019 4-star DE Commit Mike Morris Previews Michigan BBQ Trip, Sets Official Visit


Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage B/D 2019 4-star DE Mike Morris has been committed to Florida State since Feb. 27, 2016.


FSU 2019 4-star DE Commit Mike Morris Previews Michigan BBQ Trip, Sets Official Visit

Morris is down to Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Tennessee and Michigan.

Mike Morris has been committed to Florida State since Feb. 27, 2016.

However, that has not stopped the Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage B/D 2019 four-star strongside defensive end from setting two visits to Michigan.

Morris will unofficially visit Michigan for the BBQ at the Big House on July 28. Then, he will return to Ann Arbor for an official visit on Sept. 8, which is when the Wolverines take on Western Michigan.

“I’m just trying to see the coaches (at the BBQ),” Morris said. “Honestly, Michigan is right there with Florida State. Thinking about it, Michigan feels like home.”

The 6-foot-5, 255 pounder said he is frustrated with reports of the coaching staff at FSU wanting him to play offensive line, even though he has been told on multiple occasions that Willie Taggart’s staff sees him as a defensive end.

“Reporters are saying that the coaches are telling them that, so I have no clue,” Morris added. “The coaches are telling me defensive line, but that can all change when I get there.

“I’m a definite no for offensive line.”

Michigan wants Morris at the Anchor position as a defensive end, similar to the position currently held by Rashan Gary.

Of his 12 offers, Morris is down to Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Tennessee and Michigan.

“Tennessee has some of Florida State’s old coaches, so it’s that old FSU vibe,” he said. “Miami has been recruiting me since my freshman year, so there’s nothing I don’t know and it’s close to home. It feels like true love.

“My heart is everywhere right now, I’m not going to lie.”

At the BBQ on July 28, Morris hopes to get a chance to sit down with a few players and hear their thoughts on the Wolverines. He also wants to observe how the coaches interact with their families and with the players.

Morris is closest with Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison and defensive coordinator Don Brown.

“I want to be like a part of their family if I commit there,” Morris said.

Right now, the defensive lineman said he is still committed to the Seminoles, but looking at all his options before signing with a school.

When it comes to his official visit to Michigan in September, Morris aims to check out the game day atmosphere at the Big House.

“I’ve never been to a Michigan game, so I’m excited to see how the crowd is,” he mentioned. “I searched the loudest stadiums in college football and Michigan was top 3. I need to know if it’s really like that.”

The last time Morris was in Ann Arbor was March 22 and 23. He said a relationship with the coaching staff is “very important” when deciding on a school.

“The coaching staff blew me away,” Morris said after his visit in March. “It was my first impression of them. Don Brown came to my school a few times and we talked, but this was a whole new experience.

“I’ve never had a coach treat me the way he does. Don Brown treated me like I was his son. Coach Mattison treated me like he wasn’t trying to impress me. It was a whole new level of love. I’ve never felt that from any other coaching staff.”

During a conversation between Morris and Everett (Mass.) 2019 three-star cornerback Mike Sainristil, it was noted that the Virginia Tech commit will be attending the BBQ as well. There are four 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for Sainristil to flip his commitment to Michigan.

“He was like, ‘I’ll be at the Michigan barbecue, too,'” Morris said of Sainristil.

Morris is ranked No. 314 in the nation, No. 20 at strongside defensive end and No. 43 in the state of Florida, according to 247Sports Composite. His father played offensive line for Florida State in the late 1980s.

WolverinesWire has a full list of recruits planning to attend the BBQ at the Big House.

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