Transition years can be a tough on a team. Rebuilds are built on recruiting.

At a time when morale is understandably low in Big Orange Nation, there was a reminder that the future looks bright.

Wanya Morris, a 5-star OT out of Loganville, Ga. committed to Tennessee as part of UT’s 2019 class, showed he was unfazed by the Volunteers’ 47-21 loss to Florida Saturday night.

“Can’t wait to be a vol,” Morris wrote on Twitter followed by an emoji and a #GBO hashtag.

Morris is rated the No. 1 offensive tackle, No. 2 recruit out of Georgia and No. 8 overall prospect in the country. He is the headliner of a 2019 Tennessee recruiting class that currently includes 20 pledges. The class is ranked No. 6 in the SEC and No. 12 nationally on the 247Sports Composite.

The 2018 seasons for Kentucky and Georgia show the potential for what can be built through recruiting. Mark Stoops is in his sixth season at Kentucky. While the turnaround did not happen overnight, over time he was able to build a roster fit to run his scheme on both sides of the ball. Maintaining continuity while reshaping the roster has the Wildcats as co-leaders in the SEC East in 2018. Kirby Smart, a former colleague of Pruitt’s, took UGA’s recruiting to the next level and now has elevated the Dawgs to a College Football Playoff team.