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.
5-star offensive lineman Darnell Wright picks Tennessee— WBIR Sports (@WBIRSports) February 6, 2019
All said and done proud to announce I’m fully committed to The University of Tennessee , thank you to all my friends, family, coaches and everyone who supported me along the journey. #VFL #GBO P.S shout out all the vol fans @DylanThomas304 pic.twitter.com/LSBV039i1I— Darnell Wright (@darnell_5232) February 6, 2019
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.