The worst kept secret in college football recruiting is now official. Five-star tackle Darnell Wright has committed to Tennessee, giving the Vols their second five-star prospect on the offensive line in the 2019 cycle.
Wright chose Tennessee today over home state West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. He instantly becomes Tennessee highest rated prospect in the 2019 class.
The 6-6, 320 pound prospect is the tenth overall player and the second ranked tackle in the 2019 class. He joins 6-6, 312 pound five-star tackle Wanya Morris, who signed with Tennessee back in December.
Wright and Morris will come in expected to play from day one, considering Tennessee’s need for offensive linemen. Trey Smith’s status is very much up in the air as he tries to battle back from blood clots, while Drew Richmond’s name remains in the transfer portal. It’s entirely possible — if not likely — that these two fill Tennessee’s left and right tackle positions right off the bat in 2019.
Wright is Tennessee’s third top 50 prospect of the 2019 cycle, joining Morris and To’oto’o. There’s a good chance Quavaris Crouch would be on that list had he not battled through injuries last season. Add in transfers DeAngelo Gibbs and former five-star Aubrey Solomon and you start to see the kind of talent Jeremy Pruitt collecting at Tennessee.