The biggest target left on Tennessee’s board after the early signing period is five-star offensive tackle Darnell Wright, without question. The Vols have been trending in the right direction with Wright over the past couple of months, becoming the favorites to land the West Virginia native.
SBNation’s own Bud Elliott is live from the Under Armour All-America Game, where Wright is participating this week. During the his media availability, Wright gave Elliott a little bit of an update on where things stand in his recruitment right now.
Coming off a visit to Tennessee, it’s clear that the Vols have made a good impression on West Virginia five-star tackle Darnell Wright. But Wright was very hesitant to say any school was truly standing out. He spoke well of Georgia offensive line coach Sam Pittman. He also mentioned North Carolina and West Virginia.
Wright said that his coach is the adult who most helps him with recruiting, and that his coach likes Tennessee.
I think Tennessee should be considered odds-on against the field for Wright.
So you can add Elliott to those who believe Wright will be a Vol. Wright is the 10th overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247 Sports Composite. Tennessee has already inked five-star tackle Wanya Morris. Adding Wright would go a long way towards fixing up this offensive line for 2019 and beyond.
However, it’s not exactly a lock.
Wright told the media that he would “probably” take official visits to West Virginia and North Carolina. He later mentioned Georgia and Alabama as likely visits, obviously along with Tennessee. Wright still has all five officials left to take.
As for a timeline, Wright is looking towards the traditional signing day date of February 6th to make his final decision.