For most 2019 recruits, this spring is all about gathering offers so they can eventually pair that list down and choose a school. But Wanya Morris is not most recruits.
On Tuesday, Morris took to Twitter to announce the final two schools he will be considering for his recruitment: Auburn and Tennessee:
— •K I N G👑 (@wanyamorris64) March 6, 2018
That’s a pretty accelerated timeline for someone who’s still several months away from beginning his senior season. However, unlike most prospects in his class, Morris is already quite familiar with the recruiting game, and it’s apparent that he wants to make a decision sooner rather than later.
A 4-star recruit according to 247Sports, Morris is currently ranked as the 40th-best player in the 2019 class, and the sixth-best offensive lineman. He is also the sixth-ranked player in the state of Georgia, where he plays for famed Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga.
As you would expect for someone with those lofty rankings, Morris is the rare type of offensive line prospect who projects to be physically ready to play in the trenches of the SEC from the moment he sets foot on campus. As he closes out his junior year, Morris already stands nearly 6-foot-6 and tips the scales at 300 pounds.
Obviously, Morris would be a huge coup for either Auburn or Tennessee, though it’s probably fair to say that the Volunteers need him more. While Butch Jones did not struggle to bring in big-time recruits during his time in Knoxville, he did certainly struggle to develop players once they got into his program. His predecessor, Jeremy Pruitt, will hope to continue to do the former while fixing the latter, and getting Morris’ signature would be a hell of a statement to the rest of the conference.
Somewhat curiously, the defending SEC champion Georgia Bulldogs did not make the cut for the in-state Morris. With the way Kirby Smart and co. have been recruiting lately, however, it’s highly likely that they will find a player just as highly-regarded to take Morris’ place.