University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is doing his best to give the school a new nickname, Quarterback U. He is already working hard on the class of 2016 and has offered 4-star quarterback Brandon Peters out of Avon, Indiana. The 6-foot-5, 205 pound signal caller is currently ranked as the 11th best quarterback in the class of 2016 according to 247sports.
Apparently Harbaugh is stockpiling signal callers with the hope that one of them will become the next great quarterback at Michigan. Entering the 2015 season, there are at least 4 quarterbacks that have a shot to start. Shane Morris and Wilton Speight return from last year’s team, while freshman recruits, Alex Malzone and Zach Gentry will also have a chance to compete for the starting spot.
Things will be even more interesting in 2016 when John O’Korn, a recent transfer from the University of Houston joins in the mix. On top of that, the competition will also include any quarterbacks that end up committing from the class of 2016.
Shane Morris and Wilton Speight have to be getting a bit nervous about what the future may hold for them at Michigan. If either of them is going to win the starting gig for the Wolverines it may be now or never. In fact, I would not be surprised to see one or more of the aforementioned quarterbacks transfer as time goes by simply because of numbers. Apparently coach Harbaugh figures that it’s better to keep the cupboards full rather than empty, as he tries to find the perfect quarterback for his system.