Let’s put this in the simplest of terms. Oklahoma needs offensive linemen and Wanya Morris needs a new place to play college football. It could be a perfect match. Let’s emphasize “could be” though. In the world of recruiting nothing is certain until the signature is on the dotted line but for now we can say that both parties are interested.
Oklahoma recently lost right tackle Adrian Ealy to NFL asperations and while the Sooners do have a talented, yet inexperienced, option in redshirt sophomore Brey Walker the opportunity to add more experience and depth on the offensive line can’t be overlooked. Bill Bedenbaugh pursuing Morris is in the best interest of the football program and it actually may be in the best interest of Wanya Morris as well.
Why did Adrian Ealy declare for the NFL Draft? Because Bedenbaugh has build a solid reputation of placing quality guys in the league. Ealy is taking his talent (there’s a lot there) and riding Bedenbaugh’s reputation to become a professional football player. I promise you that Morris is taking notice of that.
Ealy was a 3-star recruit when he arrived at Oklahoma and he’s departing for the NFL after his junior season. Wanya Morris was a 5-star recruit and he’s looking for a place to better his chances of going pro. That’s why I think he’s a lean to land in Norman and it’s the reason why Oklahoma fans need to be familiar with him.
Should he choose the Sooners it could potentially create two epic position battles along the offensive line leading up to the season. You could have Morris and Walker battling at right tackle and then a three-way battle to replace Creed Humphrey at center between Ian McIver, Chris Murray and Andrew Raym.
Buckle up! The offseason is about to get a lot more interesting.
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