Jeremy Pruitt made his first big time splash as Tennessee’s head coach this spring, landing a commitment from five-star tackle Wanya Morris. The Vols were able to wrestle Morris away from Auburn, asserting themselves once more as recruiting contenders in the south.
Morris is regarded as one of the best players in all of the country. According to 247 Sports, Morris is the 5th ranked tackle and the 24th overall player in the 2019 class.
Over the weekend, Morris took part in The Opening Finals down in Texas. The future Vol was impressive — about as impressive as an offensive line prospect could be. The 6-5, 310 pounder looked agile and explosive in this shuttle drill below.
Here’s a live rep from Morris, who is lined up at the left tackle position. He stonewalls his man with ease. Note the feet and the balanced pass protection set. That’s a good looking rep from the big man.
By most accounts, Morris was a standout among his peers at the tackle position all weekend long. That agility and quickness made things tough on those who lined up against him.
Morris’ ability is something the Vols could use right away. Tennessee is set to lose tackle Chance Hall after 2018, but will return Drew Richmond and Marcus Tatum. Former No. 1 recruit Trey Smith may also play into the equation at tackle. With Smith missing the spring, we still are unclear on the new staff’s plans for him.
Whatever happens, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where Morris doesn’t find a starting spot in year one.