Here are the UT Vols prospects to monitor on National Signing Day.
Angela Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee got the big man.
Five-star offensive tackle Darnell Wright unzipped a jacket to reveal an orange Tennessee shirt during a signing ceremony Wednesday at his high school, becoming the highlight of national signing day for the Vols.
“I just felt as though it was a good fit for me — not just for football but for everything academically,” Wright told ESPN during his signing ceremony. “I had a good relationship with all the coaches. All the people, they treated me well, and they treated me as a real person.”
The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder played at Huntington High School in West Virginia, earning Under Armour All-American honors as a senior. He’s ranked as the nation’s No. 2 offensive tackle prospect in the 247Sports composite. Wright’s size is that of an SEC-ready lineman, but he also moves well.
Wright, the nation’s No. 10 overall player, is the highest-ranked recruit to sign with Tennessee, according to his 247Sports composite ranking, since Kahlil McKenzie joined the Vols in 2015. He chose UT over West Virginia.
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