The last, and perhaps the most important, piece of Tennessee’s 2019 recruiting class has been dangling on the line since December. Darnell Wright didn’t sign during the early signing period, but the Vols have remained in the driver’s seat for the five-star tackle since then.
Tennessee holds nearly every single crystal ball prediction for Wright, surging over the last 45 days. Really, the only drama left here comes down to Wright’s home state team. West Virginia welcomed new head coach Neal Brown, following Dana Holgorsen’s departure to Houston.
Brown was given a little over a month to wrap up the 2019 recruiting class, which means making one last effort to come after top in-state prospect Wright. The 10th ranked player in the overall class, Wright is easily the top-ranked player out of the state of West Virginia. This week, Brown and his staff rolled out a full court press with just days left in the 2019 cycle.
Below you can see Brown and his entire staff in to visit Wright. It’s common to see one or two coaches out on the road paying visits to prospects at their high schools, but... an entire staff?
10 #WVU coaches including Neal Brown visited 5 ⭐️ OL Darnell Wright today (pic: @dannyharbert)— Schuyler Callihan (@DVNCallihan) January 30, 2019
Brown is going all out for Wright, gotta love it. pic.twitter.com/lKvSm5YA66
Wright took an official visit to West Virginia on January 18th. He unofficially saw Tennessee again in December and will take his official look at the Vols this weekend before deciding on Wednesday.