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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Oklahoma adds highly-touted OL transfer Wanya Morris

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Bedenbaugh shores up the offensive line with a quality talent from Tennessee.

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The Oklahoma Sooners had seen several players hit the transfer portal and nobody to come back through it — until now, that is. After the football season ended, quite a few rumors suggested Wanya Morris and the Oklahoma coaching staff were certainly talking and it seemed to be a match made in heaven. Oklahoma needed an offensive tackle with enough talent to win a national title and Morris fits that description. while he was also being courted by the Texas A&M Aggies, rumors flew around before the weekend that Morris may commit to Jimbo Fisher, but then the talented OL put everything to rest this afternoon.

Who is Morris? He’s a former five-star and top 30 recruit according to 247Composite. After that, he started in all but one game as a freshman at Tennessee, where he was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team at left tackle in 2019. He has played both tackle positions when needed and was named an All-SEC Preseason team by College Football News, SEC Coaches, and Phil Steele before this past season fell short of expectations for the Vols.

If the 2021 Oklahoma Sooners were playing a game of Tetris, it almost feels like Wanya Morris is a perfect piece to fit what Bedenbaugh needs in the coming season. Oklahoma’s interior line of guards Marquis Hayes and Tyrese Robinson return, with either former All-American UCLA Transfer Chris Murray or former Broken Arrow star Andrew Raym filling the role at center. Although right tackle Adrian Ealy has declared for the NFL Draft, Anton Harrison, Erik Swenson and Stacey Wilkins are coming back. I assume that either Harrison or Wilkins gets the start at Right Tackle and then Wanya Morris, coming in at 6’5 and 320lbs, will get the nod to at the very least compete for the starting job at left tackle.