The Tennessee Vols put a huge bow on their 2019 recruiting class by signing five-star offensive tackle Darnell Wright, the nation’s No. 10 overall player.
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) February 6, 2019
Wright was long considered a Vols lean, but his decision to not sign during the early signing period in December made Tennessee fans a bit nervous about his signing day intentions.
The Huntington, WV native is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 1 player in the state of West Virginia. Wright signed with the Vols over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and West Virginia, among many others.
Wright told ESPN 2 that Tennessee was a good fit for him because he had a good relationship with all the coaches and they treated him “like a real person”.
Landing Wright was essential for Jeremy Pruitt and his staff. The Vols’ biggest deficiency in 2018 was undoubtedly their offensive line. Wright, along with fellow 2019 signee Wanya Morris, will give Tennessee a lethal combination at the tackle positions in 2019 and beyond.
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