Four-star DE Mike Morris flips to UM; Shea Patterson's brother also commits

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Michigan received a commitment Sunday from Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage four-star defensive end Mike Morris, who had been committed to Florida State since February 2016. 

In addition, three-star San Antonio tight end Nick Patterson, the brother of Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, also pledged to the Wolverines, according to 247Sports.

Morris is a 2019 prospect while Patterson is in the 2020 class.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Morris reportedly made an official visit to Ann Arbor this past weekend when Michigan defeated Western Michigan, 49-3, on Saturday.

"I just want to thank everyone on the Florida State Staff for everything they've done for me and my family. I'll always be a Seminole and bleed garnet and gold," Morris wrote on Twitter. "However, I've been doing a lot of praying so God can lead me in the right direction. So with that being said, I feel like God is guiding me in a different direction. So I would like to say that I'm decommitting from Florida State University and recommitting to the University of Michigan." 

Morris is rated the 322nd recruit in the nation and the 22nd best strong side defensive end in the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Patterson, 6-3 and 215 pounds, was offered by the Wolverines in July. He was in Ann Arbor over the weekend for Shea's first start in Michigan Stadium. 

"Oh my gosh ... it was awesome," Patterson told Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider. "You can't tell that the stadium is that big (from the outside). Then you go in there and there are 110,000 people there. It was just so surreal. Seeing (Shea) in the winged helmet and running that offense after going to games when we were small ... it's just crazy!"

Patterson is ranked the No. 20 tight end in Texas for 2020 by the 247Sports Composite.