High school football returned this past weekend for a multitude of high-profile matchups, some of which even made their way onto national ESPN broadcasts. Tennessee’s highest rated commit (5-star Wanya Morris) was included in this group when the Grayson vs. Tucker game took over the 6 P.M. slot on ESPNU.
Even non-Tennessee fans took notice of how dominant Morris looked. Grayson did whatever they wanted on their way to a 48-7 victory, thanks in large part to the Grayson offensive line controlling the line of scrimmage. Morris gave out more pancakes than most diners.
This Wanya Morris kid is unreal. 3 years and he's a top 10 pick in the NFL draft.— Marcus Truth (@MarcusTruths) August 25, 2018
Wanya Morris ragdolling people— Slowdell Haggins (@CSteph90) August 25, 2018
#64 is Wanya Morris, the #1 OT recruit in the country in the 24/7 composite rankings. . This is what happens when he goes up against a 191 LB Safety. Unfair. pic.twitter.com/2gLSdgTCLH— Dañ It's Pronounced Why-Ner (@DanWeiner) August 25, 2018
Morris was not the only offensive commit to have an impressive night. If recent games from 4-star wide receiver Ramel Keyton and 3-star quarterback Brian Maurer are any indication, Tennessee fans should be excited for their offense after the 2019 class makes it to Knoxville.
Maurer came close to breaking a completions record when he went 31-for-49 for over 300 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception on Friday night. Maurer did miss the last offensive series due to an injury, but it is not expected to keep him out for an extended amount of time. His team West Port lost a close 32-27 contest against Forest High School.
Over in Marietta, Georgia, Ramel Keyton kept up his stellar play with eight receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Normally this would look like an amazing night, but Keyton is still fresh off last week’s performance when he grabbed nearly 200 yards and four touchdowns. Marietta lost to Our Lady of Good Counsel by a 40-28 score.
Huge DEFENSIVE STAND. Then...one laser pass from Air Bailey to who else?? Mister Ramel Keyton...35 yd TOUCHDOWN. Coop adds....21-24...4Q 9:15— Mark Woolard (@BigBlueCaddy) August 25, 2018
As a bonus, 4-star safety commit Anthony Harris played quarterback for his Havelock team in a 77-13 rout of New Bern. He went 13-for-19 for 297 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, eight carries, 70 rushing yards, and one rushing touchdown. If nothing else, the versatility is there!
Here’s to hoping for an injury-free season the rest of the way. Pruitt did a great job finding and securing a commitment from these players, and it’ll hopefully pay off when they enroll in 2019.