While Darnell Wright had the most hype of anybody in Tennessee football’s recruiting class, Wanya Morris was not far behind. Similar to Quavaris Crouch, he was a five-star across all recruiting services at one point.
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Although Morris’s rating dropped to a four-star on Rivals, the potential behind him was still similar to Wright’s. He is also likely to be an offensive tackle and will be looking to offset the transfer of Drew Richmond, the retirements of Chance Hall and Nathan Niehaus and the injuries to Trey Smith. Like Wright, Morris will be competing with Marcus Tatum in the rotation.
Unlike Wright, Morris was an early enrollee. And he has already shown his potential at a high level. Jeremy Pruitt and Jim Chaney put him with the first team in the spring game, showing just how great he could be at tackle.
Even if it’s more about how bad the unit is overall, what’s clear is that the coaches are already looking at Morris to provide immediate help to the tackle position. They are hoping that Wright will be able to provide that.
For now, though, since Morris is more proven based on spring ball and has similar hype, we have him at the top of the list. Tennessee football is likely to start Morris at this point, and at worst he’ll be the third man in the rotation, which is where we currently have Wright and why we put him so high on the list. That’s how much being a hyped-up tackle means for this program.