Vols offensive lineman enters transfer portal

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    Tennessee sophomore offensive tackle Wanya Morris has entered the transfer portal according to multiple reports on Wednesday afternoon.

    In two seasons with the Vols, the former five-star offensive lineman out of Grayson, Georgia made 19 starts in 22 games. All but two of Morris’ starts were at the left tackle position along the o-line.

    Morris played in nine games and made seven starts this past season, five of which were at left tackle and two as a blocking tight end in Tennessee’s “jumbo” package. He did not play against No. 2 Alabama in the middle of the season due to an ankle injury.

    The 6-foot-5, 320 lbs. lineman was a 2020 Preseason All-SEC First Team by College Football News, a Preseason All-SEC Second Team member voted on the Coaches within the conference and a Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team member according to Phil Steele. Morris’ preseason recognition following a solid freshman campaign in which he was named to the 247Sports True Freshman All-America Team, the Freshman All-SEC Team, the FWAA Freshman All-America Midseason Watch List and The Athletic Midseason Freshman All America Team.

    Morris proved to be one of the top true freshmen offensive linemen in the nation, starting 12 of 13 games at left tackle in 2019. He became the first Tennessee true freshman to start on the offensive line in a season opener since Trey Smith did so in 2017, when Morris started at left tackle against Georgia State.

    The Georgia native was a five-star prospect coming out of Grayson High School. Morris was considered the No. 28 overall player in the country according to the 247Sports Composite rankings for the class of 2019. He was ranked as the sixth-best offensive tackle and fifth-best player from the state of Georgia when he chose to play for the Vols over Auburn.

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