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5-star 2019 offensive tackle Darnell Wright commits to Tennessee

Jeremy Pruitt’s Vols score a huge coup on National Signing Day.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Pruitt and the Tennessee Volunteers pulled off quite the coup on Wednesday. National Signing Day was good to the Vols, as they were able to land a five-star offensive tackle and one of the best players in the nation, too. Darnell Wright of Huntington, West Virginia announced his intentions to commit to the Volunteers, boosting their class in a big way.

Wright was the highest ranked unsigned recruit heading into National Signing Day, sitting 10th on the 247Sports Composite rankings. As you might imagine, there were a wide variety of suitors hoping to get him to commit. But, it’s the Volunteers who who will be graced with his presence. He picked the Vols over the West Virginia Mountaineers, among others.

Standing 6-foot-6, 320 lbs., Wright currently ranks second among all offensive tackles in the 2019 recruiting cycle. His only other competition for that spot is Alabama Crimson Tide commit Evan Neal of IMG Academy. He’s ahead of such players as Kenyon Green (Texas A&M Aggies) and Logan Brown (Wisconsin Badgers). He’s the top player in the state of West Virginia obviously, too.

The Vols sit 12th in the nation and 7th in the SEC after Wright’s commitment.