Decision Day for 5-star linebacker Owen Pappoe and 4-star offensive tackle Wanya Morris

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Decision Day for 5-star linebacker Owen Pappoe and 4-star offensive tackle Wanya Morris

Auburn could land its second commitment in as many days, and perhaps a third, on Tuesday afternoon.

Five-star linebacker Owen Pappoe and his Grayson (Ga.) High teammate, four-star offensive tackle Wanya Morris, are set to make their college decisions later today. The two highly touted recruits are expected to make their announcement at approximately 5:30 p.m. CT from the Battery Atlanta, with the ceremony broadcast live on Atlanta's local Fox affiliate.

If either chooses Auburn, it would be the second straight day with a commitment for the Tigers, who picked up a verbal pledge from four-star cornerback Jaylin Simpson on Monday, giving their 2019 class five commits.

Pappoe is the top uncommitted target for Auburn in the 2019 class, and for good reason. The 6-foot-2, 211-pounder is the nation's No. 1 linebacker, the second-best player in Georgia and the eighth-ranked player in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.

Auburn has been heavily recruiting Pappoe since he was an eighth-grader -- offering him a scholarship nearly three years to the day of his announcement -- back when Will Muschamp was the Tigers' defensive coordinator and Lance Thompson was coaching the linebacker. Travis Williams has since been handling Pappoe's recruitment.

Pappoe is set to make his decision between Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee. While 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for Pappoe favors the home-state Bulldogs, the Tigers feel pretty good about their chances of landing a player that could be a Day 1 difference-maker on defense despite a late push by Georgia.

Auburn's chances with Morris don't appear to be as promising. The four-star offensive tackle will choose between the Tigers and Tennessee, with the Vols the expected favorite in this two-team race.

Morris, a 6-foot-6, 293-pounder, is rated as the No. 7 offensive tackle in the class, the No. 8 player in Georgia and a top-50 player nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He officially visited Tennessee two weeks ago and was set to take an official visit to Auburn this past weekend before his decision, but according to SEC Country, he canceled the official visit and never made it back down to the Plains. He last visited Auburn unofficially on April 1.

Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.

from Auburn Sports Impact

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