One of the top quarterbacks in the Midlands will take his game to the Big Ten.
Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Bishop Miege quarterback Max Shortell told Rivals.com Friday night that he committed to Minnesota earlier in the day after taking an unofficial visit to the campus.
His quarterback coach Skip Stitzell further confirmed the commitment.
The 6-foot-6, 214-pound pro-style quarterback is ranked as the nation's No. 19 passer and is one of the top players in the Sunflower State. Along with Minnesota other schools like Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Rutgers, Tulsa and Wisconsin were showing interest.
"He went up there for a visit and loved the campus," Stitzell said. "He loved the coaches and it's a great fit for him. Plus, it's a school where they don't have a lot of depth at the quarterback spot. It's a great fit all the way around."
Shortell has impressed everywhere he's been this spring, including strong showings at the Fort Worth Elite 11 Quarterback Camp and the Midwest Elite Combine. As a junior, Shortell led Miege to the Class 4A state championship.
"Minnesota is getting a good one in Shortell," Rivals.com analyst Barry Every said.
"He is a big, strong, pro-style pocket passer that understands how to put touch on his shorter passes and let rip the longer over-the-middle throws.
"He also has a nice, short compact throwing motion which will make it hard for defensive backs to pick up quickly."