Darnell Wright

2019 OT Darnell Wright shares thoughts on ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 offers

Huntington (W. Va.) High class of 2019 offensive tackle Darnell Wright is already a big name in recruiting.

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Darnell Wright watched teammate and friend Billy Ross go through the recruiting process in the 2017 class, so he has a baseline understanding of what to expect.

However, Wright's recruitment figures to be much deeper and hectic given he is a class of 2019 prospect already holding offers from the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC, all of whom found their way to a sudden offensive linemen hot bed in Huntington, W. Va.

The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Wright holds offers from FloridaWest VirginiaLouisvilleOklahomaTennesseeMarshallNebraska and North Carolina, which is where Ross signed.

However, there were a pair of offers which surprised the Huntington High standout.

"Probably Tennessee, or just recently Nebraska," Wright said. "Tennessee is a good program. I didn't expect them to offer me this early. I haven't been there yet, but I am planning to go there."


The Nebraska offer stood out because of its reputation.

"I heard about how good their offensive linemen are, and how good their offensive line coach is," Wright said. "I was surprised."

Wright has not made many visits, but a school he knows more about than others is Louisville. He visited for a game in the fall.

"I want to go see Tennessee. I want to go to North Carolina and check out what they have there," he said. "And I want to go back to Louisville. I like Louisville. Their facilities and everything (around them), they look really good. The coaches are cool, but they had a game that day so I didn't get much time with them."

In North Carolina, Wright has comfort because of Ross.

"I plan on going there sometime," he said. "I can go up there with Billy and have somebody there that I know. He tells me how good it is and how it looks."

Meanwhile, Wright is finishing up his basketball season and focusing on a few things to improve his game on the gridiron.

"Speed and agility," he said. "I just feel like if I'm faster, I will be better. I have to get stronger, too. I do a lot hip workouts to make sure my hips are strong, flexible."

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