Tennessee football: 5 things that went right for the Vols on National Signing Day

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No.4 – Signing Darnell Wright

One of the biggest moves of the day was signing five-star offensive tackle Darnell Wright. On Wednesday, Wright was one of the last players to sign with the Vols. By doing so, it moved Tennessee up three spots in the overall rankings.

According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Wright is the 10th overall player and the 2nd offensive tackle in the 2019 class. He’s also the  highest rated signee of the Vols’ class.

This was an impressive get for Pruitt and company. Like fellow five-star, Wanya Morris who is already enrolled, Wright is a game changer. He should come in and immediately make an impact on a struggling offensive line.

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He’s a big strong guy that plays an aggressive style of blocking and surprisingly to be 6-foot-6, 320 pounder; Wright can move in space really well.

West Virginia made a late push, but there honestly wasn’t much of a chance for him stay home. There were over 20 crystal ball predictions and all, but one had Wright signing with Tennessee.

Don’t be surprised if Wright starts as a freshman and makes a huge impact. I imagine there is no one happier about signing Wright than Jarrett Guarantano.