The Tennessee Vols have been on a recruiting tear over the last several months, landing numerous highly-rated 2021 commits.
Players like five-star linebacker Terrence Lewis and four-star quarterback Kaidon Salter are receiving the headlines, but fans shouldn’t forget about the players near the bottom of the commit list, either.
One of those players, specifically, has an opportunity to make a major impact at Tennessee.
Three-star running back Jaylen Wright, 6-foot/198 lbs from Durham, NC, is an explosive running back that has the potential to be a star in the SEC.
Wright, who committed to UT in late March, has elite speed, good size, and a history of production (he rushed for 901 yards on just 89 carries as a junior in 2019).
The North Carolina native recently showed off his impressive speed, running an unverified 4.28 in the 40-yard dash.
Just cruising on my 1st 40yrd run after 5 months of just lifting and field work…4.28 (handtime) 🤝 pic.twitter.com/gJsI4kvOCm
— Jaylen wright🌟 (@jayyw5) June 21, 2020
Even if Wright’s official 40 time is in the 4.3 range, it’s still clear he has elite speed.
Not that there should be any debate about Wright’s straight-line speed — he’s an accomplished track runner, too.
Tennessee commit, Jaylen Wright is fast. pic.twitter.com/VF16tgF9jh
— More Important Issues (@More_Issues) March 30, 2020
You can’t teach speed. And Wright has the speed necessary to be an elite runner in the SEC. If he’s able to add some weight to his frame, he could be a dangerous weapon for Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols.
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