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Four-star junior OT Wanya Morris is committed to Florida State but has attended three straight home games at UGA this year.

UGA recruiting: 4-star Florida State commit Wanya Morris has the Bulldogs on his mind

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings at least five days a week. The play call for Tuesday morning offers the chance to read up on 4-star junior OT Wanya Morris. The nation’s No. 5 offensive tackle is a Florida State commit, but he’s made three straight home game trips to Georgia. 

Wanya Morris (Grayson/Loganville, Ga.) is tough, but he couldn’t finish his team’s game Friday night against Archer. The 4-star Florida State commit left the field knowing he had some therapy and an MRI ahead to check out an achy back.

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Four-star offensive tackle Wanya Morris is committed to Florida State. Georgia line coach Sam Pittman has made him a priority. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

He wasn’t sure if he would be able to follow through with his plans to attend Georgia’s clash last Saturday against Missouri. The easy check-down reasons were there: His Grayson Rams lost a tough game. He had therapy to attend to. It was his birthday.

Morris made it regardless. It meant his third straight trip to UGA for a home game this year.

He spent his birthday evening watching the Bulldogs race past Missouri for the fourth straight win of 25 or more points in SEC play.

What did he say earlier this year about his interest in Georgia?

“All I’m going to say is it may have me thinking,” Morris told DawgNation on Sept. 24.

How does he feel now? Well, the No. 3 Bulldogs are 7-0 and off to their best start since 2005. He was in elementary school back then.

“It is all just a boggle in my mind right now,” he said. “There is already so much in my head for me to be thinking about and weighing around as a junior. I’m just going to weigh my options. My mom and I are going to be praying about it. Because this is really hard.”

Georgia looks great. He likes the fit there in Athens. But that’s basically the same way he feels about the Seminoles. It has the makings of a tough decision down the road.

“That’s exactly what it is,” Morris said. “… Georgia is making me feel wanted right now as much as Florida State is. Those two schools are going toe to toe.”

What Wanya Morris loves about Florida State

Morris said he is not sure about other schools right now. He’s talking that over with his mother. He wants to visit Oklahoma. That’s really the only other team in the running with Florida State and Georgia.

The nation’s No. 53 overall prospect for 2019 knows that he still likes what Jimbo Fisher’s staff has to say.

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Wanya Morris is rated by the 247Sports composite as the nation’s No. 5 OT for 2019. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

“I still like everything about them down there,” Morris said. “I know they will take care of me down there.”

He doesn’t know how long this bout with indecision will last.

“I can’t answer that question right now truthfully,” Morris said. “That’s the future. I don’t know about all of that yet.”

Morris currently has 19 offers on his 247Sports player page. He committed to the Seminoles in April 2017. It was a tough decision because Morris already had made it known that he really liked UGA offensive line coach Sam Pittman.

The 6-foot-5, 300-pound prospect is the second-highest rated recruit on the Florida State board for 2019 at this time. The Seminoles are rated No. 2 in the nation for that cycle.

Florida’s class is currently at No. 1. UGA comes in at No. 3 overall for 2019.

How Wanya Morris feels about UGA right now

Atmosphere. Close to home. Family.

Those were the first things out of his mouth when he was asked to describe what he likes about the chance to play for the Bulldogs right now.

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Morris has made three consecutive UGA home games this fall, including a birthday visit last weekend. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

“I just love it there,” he said. “There’s the atmosphere and the fans there. It is just a lot of fun at Georgia and to be around Georgia football right now.”

Georgia is building some momentum in the Class of 2019 with both Morris and 5-star OLB Owen Pappoe.

The Bulldogs already have commitments from several of his “True 19” game teammates in Dominick Blaylock, Jadon Haselwood and Nolan Smith. Those are all 5-star commits. He also knows 4-star DT Rashad Cheney Jr. as well.

“I don’t really pay attention to all of those guys though,” Morris said. “I just focus here on what I want and where I will feel comfortable. Of course, I would want to play with all of those guys. Those are all great players, but if I do not, then that would be OK. It is all about where I will feel the most comfortable at.”

How Wanya Morris handled a tough loss

No competitor likes to lose. Most avoid that taste in their mouth like post-practice punishment runs.

The avoidance of that feeling is what usually drives elite athletes. Not the spoils of victory.

Morris handled himself with nothing but class while watching Archer celebrate after knocking off his nationally ranked Rams.

“The guy I had to block all night was pretty good,” Morris said after the game. “Much respect to their team. They work as hard as we do and they were really prepared. Honestly, we just didn’t do enough to deserve the win tonight.”

 

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