Tennessee Offensive Lineman Wanya Morris Officially entered the NCAA transfer portal earlier this week, and he’s already narrowed down his list of goals. The former five-star recruit revealed his top three options on social media.
Just a few days after entering the transfer portal Morris posted his three finalists on Twitter. Morris’ next stop will be west of the Mississippi when he announced that Oklahoma, USC and Texas A&M are the three teams he will choose between.
The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Morris, who hailed from Savannah, Georgia and starred at Grayson High School in Loganville, was rated five-star and rated No. 28 overall player, No. 6 offensive tackle When the industry-generated 247Sports Composite was number 5 in Georgia, it selected Tennessee over Auburn and scholarship offerings from most SEC companies as well as from Clemson, Florida State, Oklahoma and others in May 2019.
The volunteers hoped 2020 would be the year Morris really took the next step and developed as a player. However, COVID-19 logs and one breach hampered what the talented offensive lineman was able to do throughout the fall. Morris missed a lot of time at the pre-season camp due to contact tracing procedures and also had to deal with an ankle injury.
After losing so much time, Morris found it difficult to catch up with his teammates. He did as much as he could about Zoom, but he couldn’t physically do as much work, which he thought was the hardest part of everything.
“It’s definitely the part that gets back in shape” Morris said in November. “I mean, I keep up to date as much as possible, I’m on Zoom and all, but there’s nothing like putting these actual repetitions into practice, and when I’m not in practice, it hurts a lot, or [at least] little bit. Practice makes perfect or practice makes you permanent. Just to be able to like [practice] is important. The lack of these practices is really detrimental, but we are working towards a better goal. “
Morris felt left behind from the jump because he couldn’t be shoulder to shoulder with his teammates as they prepared for the 2020 season.
“It was definitely a challenge that I didn’t even get a spring camp,” said Morris. “I wasn’t able to be out with my teammates out there to get these reps, but definitely on the Zoom calls with Coach Friend, Coach Pruitt, I was just busy with the team, as engaged as possible, just to stay ahead when i can while i’m in quarantine. It was really just trying to stay ahead or not lag behind – at least stay where I am or get better. “