2013 QB Shane Morris commits to Michigan.
This could prove to be a huge pickup for Michigan, especially coming so early in the recruiting process. Shane Morris is pretty much a guaranteed four star QB, and he could be one of the Midwest's best prospects next year.
Morris is already a big name in the Midwest, and having him committed this early is bound to attract other 2013 prospects to take a look at Michigan, especially wide receivers, which should be a big need in the 2013 class.
This also means that Michigan doesn't have to land that elite guy this year, like a Zeke Pike or Gunner Kiel, because they now already have a top QB ready to take over once Denard and Devin are done. UM can now look to perhaps take a chance on a sleeper prospect at QB in 2012, maybe a guy that's not so polished right now, but has a lot of upside.
Coach Hoke apparently told Morris that they'll still take a QB in the 2012. However now I think the likelihood of that guy being Gunner Kiel is much lower. Whilst Kiel certainly has the talent to compete for the starting role, I'm sure he'll find that other schools have better opportunities for him. Some schools would probably guarantee him playing time early on.
I'll now set up a 2013 commitment page, with an abbreviated commitment post for Morris coming later.