Tennessee is hosting several key recruits during Homecoming on Saturday as they take on Charlotte to kick-off the month of November. And one of those prospects snuck in with the Vols’ highest-rated commit in the 2019 class.
Wanya Morris, a Vol commit and five-star offensive tackle who plays for Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia, has several highly-rated teammates who play alongside him at Grayson. And according to Jesse Simonton of Volquest, one of those teammates came with Morris for Saturday’s Tennessee game.
Vols 5-star commit Wanya Morris isn’t at the Tennessee game alone today. He brought his 5-star Grayson teammmate and buddy Owen Pappoe with him.
Vols working hard to flip the Auburn linebacker commit.
— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) November 3, 2018
Owen Pappoe is rated as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the 2019 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s been committed to Auburn since the 1st of May, the same amount of time that Morris has been committed to the Vols. But Tennessee’s coaching staff and Morris himself haven’t given up on Pappoe, and his visit is big news for UT.
Rumors have been circulating for a while that Pappoe has been trying to get into Knoxville for a visit, and it appears his teammate was finally able to convince him to make the trip up to UT.
Pappoe is the No. 11 overall player and No. 3 player in the state of Georgia according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Morris is considered the No. 7 overall player and No. 2 player in Georgia by those rankings. He’s also ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2019 cycle by the composite rankings.
Tennessee’s 2019 class currently has 20 commitments and is ranked No. 14 in the country according to 247Sports.