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Minnesota Football Recruiting: QB Tanner Morgan commits to Gophers

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Coach Fleck is bringing a QB with Power 5 offers to Minnesota with him.

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(*Editor's note...What the heck does "Commitment to Eight" mean? It is our new recurring title for recruit commitments referencing a commitment to work towards the Gopher's Eighth National Championship. A little bit tongue in cheek, but why not right?)

For Gopher fans worried about landing a quality quarterback in this recruiting class, fear no more. The Gophers have landed Tanner Morgan a 3-star out of Union, Kentucky.

Quotables

ESPN Bottom Line evaluation of Morgan.

Morgan is a pocket passer with high end mobility allowing for flexibility within the scheme to take advantage of those skills. Playmaker who creates well and is consistent with his ball placement. A winner with Power 5 upside, added length and development will allow for a Power 5 projection to occur.

Measurables

Height: 6’ 1"
Weight: 200 lbs.
40 Time: 4.78

Big 4 Ratings:

Other P5 Offers: Wake Forest, Louisville, Cincy

Untitled

Site Stars Rating Pos. Rank
Site Stars Rating Pos. Rank
Scout 3 n/a 57
Rivals 3 5.5 n/a
247 3 0.837 44
ESPN 3 73 40

Highlights

Senior year highlights

Junior year highlights:

TDG Analysis

In Two Words - if you have to remember just two things about this player...

  • Quick feet
  • Quick release

Absurd Comparisons

An interesting analysis from Scout was stating how if Morgan were an inch or two taller he’d be a highly sought after QB due to his arm and intangibles. Forgive me if I see a little bit of Philip Nelson when I watch Morgan. Nelson always struck me a bit undersized with a nice quick release and a good passer. Morgan is faster, and a tad shorter, but I see some similarities.

Scheme Fit

Well, he was recruited by Fleck to WMU for a reason and he asked him to come to Minnesota for a reason. He’s a quick passer and accurate.

Impact on Other Prospects?

I will not at all be surprised if McLaurin is not actually a Gopher when Spring Practice gets going in a few months. The tricky part is that McLaurin already signed his NLI.

It is interesting that Fleck has also offered current Missouri commit, Reyondoux Estes.