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2019 5* OT Wanya Morris (Vols 5/1/18)

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3 hours ago, Rednilla said:

FTR, Nall didn't recruit Grubbs. He was recruited as a defensive lineman, and played TE and LB in high school. I remember very well the cleat marks he left on my high school team (we graduated the same year). He was a freak of an athlete, too, so it's not like there wasn't a great deal of potential already there.

I can't say as I agree with the downing of Grimes, either. Give him a little time to get himself connected again, and I suspect we'll be fine.

I never said Nall recruited Grubbs. Grant and I did correctly say that Nall put him into the league. 

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Grubbs gives credit to Hugh Nall, the Tigers' line coach since 1999, for his fast start. "He took me in from day one," Grubbs said. "He's a hard coach. If you mess up he'll get on you, but if you do well he'll give you praise as well. I looked up to him and respect him. He played center for Georgia, and he blocked for Herschel Walker, so when you look at his background you can't help but respect the guy because he has the accolades to back up his talk.

"I just really paid attention to what he was coaching me to do and tried my best to apply it on the field. He helped me out with my technique -- he taught me to be patient for one because we really didn't get the techniques he was teaching us (at times), but he stuck with us and he made us better players."

 

 

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Marathon not a sprint. His mind will change come November, once he sees Grimes produce another 1st round O-Line prospect 

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4 hours ago, DAG said:

Marathon not a sprint. His mind will change come November, once he sees Grimes produce another 1st round O-Line prospect 

Who do you have your money on being that guy?

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4 hours ago, DAG said:

Marathon not a sprint. His mind will change come November, once he sees Grimes produce another 1st round O-Line prospect 

I’m hearing Wanya isn’t a done deal regardless of what is out on the interwebz...  will we wait if we identify equal talent.  No.  But Morris is a 2 year down the road guy anyway.  Very high ceiling similar to Tega just with more experience.  Tega probably more athletic and stronger 

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1 minute ago, corchjay said:

will we wait if we identify equal talent.

5* talents, especially at OT are hard to find in terms of equal talent.

3 minutes ago, corchjay said:

But Morris is a 2 year down the road guy anyway.

Really? Generally speaking 5* OT are expected to be able to compete for a starting spot year 1.

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1 minute ago, ellitor said:

5* talents, especially at OT are hard to find in terms of equal talent.

Really? Generally speaking 5* OT are expected to be able to compete for a starting spot year 1.

I don’t have him as a five star in my evaluations.  Probably around a 93 if using the 247 point system.  Elite guy but definitely not a 5 star guy.  He will drop during his senior season unless he commits to the weight room fierce.  Just my opinion of course.  

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Not sure that he’s a 5 star talent. Maybe I wrong. Still want him tho.

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2 hours ago, lionheartkc said:

Who do you have your money on being that guy?

The guy I am most critical of on the line. Prince Tega. One of the reasons why? He has an innate ability of athleticism. Things that absolutely cannot be taught. From that standpoint, he is already going to kill it. He will have those insane combine numbers. Two: He has the best fundamental teacher in the nation. This is what is holding him back in my eyes. He has strength, athletic ability, but if your fundamentals are shaky, it absolutely can put you at a disadvantage, especially on the offensive line. My feeling has been, he could find his way on potential alone, but if he can become a student of his craft, there honestly is no reason why he couldn't be considered one of the best offensive linemen in the SEC next year.

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1 hour ago, corchjay said:

I’m hearing Wanya isn’t a done deal regardless of what is out on the interwebz...  will we wait if we identify equal talent.  No.  But Morris is a 2 year down the road guy anyway.  Very high ceiling similar to Tega just with more experience.  Tega probably more athletic and stronger 

 

Ironic you bought this guy up. I just referenced him.

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3 minutes ago, DAG said:

The guy I am most critical of on the line. Prince Tega. One of the reasons why? He has an innate ability of athleticism. Things that absolutely cannot be taught. From that standpoint, he is already going to kill it. He will have those insane combine numbers. Two: He has the best fundamental teacher in the nation. This is what is holding him back in my eyes. He has strength, athletic ability, but if your fundamentals are shaky, it absolutely can put you at a disadvantage, especially on the offensive line. My feeling has been, he could find his way on potential alone, but if he can become a student of his craft, there honestly is no reason why he couldn't be considered one of the best offensive linemen in the SEC next year.

Agree with everything you said... at the same time, I hate to have him come into his own next year and only have him at that level for a year because he jumps early.

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