Darnell Wright has size and heart, humble throughout recruiting process

Darnell Wright has size and heart, humble throughout recruiting process

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Darnell Wright has size and heart, humble throughout recruiting process

Darnell Wright is being recruited by Tennessee.

Wright, a 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive and defensive tackle out of Huntington, W.Va., holds SEC offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss and Florida.

Huntington High School assistant coach Willie Wilson discussed Wright’s recruitment with Vols Wire.

“He is a natural left tackle and has the feet,” Wilson said. “He is just a gifted athlete.

“Darnell is a dominating force on both sides of the ball. Last year he did not play as much on defense, giving him some rest, and we may do that again this year. He can play both end and tackle.”

Huntington head coach and Morristown, Tenn., native Billy Seals brought his 4-4 defensive scheme of four down linemen and four linebackers from Morristown and has been effective.

Seals is a Morristown-Hamblen High School East graduate and beginning in 2000 he served as the freshman coach, then two seasons as linebackers coach and six years as defensive coordinator at his alma mater.

Seals’ team also runs a zone read offense which caters to the skill set of the player personnel.

“Darnell being a tackle or a guard at the next level depends on if the school pulls a lot and wants somebody with athleticism to get around the edge, but he is the prototypical left tackle,” Wilson said. “It still comes down to the offense a school runs and the best athlete on the offensive line being at left tackle.”

Wilson says that “athletically, Wright will be one of the top athletes at his position” and that he “can handle himself in the weight room and in a college strength program he would be scary.”

Wright is a humble person and has been throughout the recruiting process with respect for his teammates.

“He is humble, kind of quiet and good natured, big smile and is always concerned about his teammates,” Wilson said. “He is waiting to make a decision so that people can come and see him and his teammates. That is who he is.”

Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt is a coach of technique and Wright would develop well under his guidance.

Wright’s physical size along with the size of his heart is also a good combination.

“He takes criticism and coaching – he is the package,” Wilson said. “Sometimes you have kids that have the size and no heart and sometimes you have a kid with heart and no size, but he has both and is the package.”

There is not a timetable on Wright’s commitment decision, but Wilson sees the talented prospect “waiting as long as he can to get his teammates exposure without thinking about himself.”

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