At Friday afternoon's Elite 11 regional at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio, future Michigan Wolverine Shane Morris stole the show in being named MVP of the event and qualifying for an Elite 11 finals invitation. Per CBS Sports' Bryan Fischer:
Warren (Mich.) signal-caller Shane Morris was the only five-star player at the event this year and he more than lived up to expectations after a down performance at the Dallas Elite 11 earlier in the spring. The Michigan-bound lefty was one of the more accurate passers at the event and ran the two-minute drill at the end extremely well to capture MVP honors that were in the making for some time.
While widely expected to play wide receiver upon arriving on Ohio State's campus, Middletown, OH athlete prospect Jalin Marshall also showed the athletic ability that drew the Buckeyes to the talented high school senior-to-be in the first place. Marshall, who previously had committed to playing in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game, went on to tell Fischer after going throw for throw with some of the better quarterback recruits in the nation what his performance represented:
"Once (Urban Meyer) gets the news of how well I did out here, he's going to get excited," Marshall said. "Because Braxton (Miller) is still going to be there, (the coaches) want me to get on the field as soon as possible. I'll probably be a wide receiver but anything to help the team win."
Mentor (OH) four-star QB Mitch Trubisky was also in attendance with rumors flying that in addition to Wichita Falls, TX QB J.T. Barrett he could be the Buckeyes' second QB commit for the Class of 2013. Trubisky talked about where he stood with Ohio State:
"I've heard that, depending on their scholarship situation because they have limited scholarships, they're going to go about their process and might only take one more," he said, "and if that's me I'm going to go in there with a 'you got to compete' mindset. It's not going to be an ugly battle, just going to be fair competition."
Matt Alviti (Northwestern commit), Max Staver (Alabama, Auburn offers), Luke Del Rio (Colorado State offer, son of former USC linebacker Jack), Ryan Burns (Stanford commit), and Danny Etling (Purdue commit) were the other top quarterbacks on Friday.