Tennessee isn’t short on roster needs, but none come bigger than cornerback and offensive line. The Vols are in on Wanya Morris, who is one of the highest rated tackle prospects in the country. Tennessee is in a hot battle for Morris with Auburn, who Morris took an unofficial visit with on April 1st.
Today, Morris announced that he will be taking an official visit to Knoxville this weekend.
Rocky Top this weekend #GBO pic.twitter.com/e1f9G3FgQ6— •K I N G (@wanyamorris64) April 17, 2018
The 6-5, 300 pound tackle took home offensive line MVP honors at The Opening regionals in Charlotte over the weekend. He’s ranked as a four-star prospect by both Rivals and 247, currently. Morris checks in inside of each site’s top 50 overall players.
With Morris appearing to be down to Auburn and Tennessee, this is obviously a crucial weekend for Jeremy Pruitt and offensive line coach Will Friend. One factor here could be Morris’ teammate Owen Pappoe, who appears to be down to Auburn and Georgia.
Tennessee already has one offensive line commit in the 2019 class coming from Jackson Lampley, who is a Tennessee legacy. Adding Morris to that equation would give them a nice start to a young core up front, especially when you throw 2018 commit Jerome Carvin into the mix.
Morris’ visit is just another storyline to follow during what will be a packed Orange and White game weekend. He’s set to announce his decision on May 1st, with Pappoe and two other teammates.