Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia coaching staff is on a roll! Not only did they bring in one of the best recruiting classes in the history of the football program, the Mountaineers also landed Doug Nester, a former four star recruit who started 17 games in two seasons at Virginia Tech.
Now, rumors of former five star recruit, Darnell Wright, transferring home to West Virginia are starting to heat up. Wright, a 6’6 330 pound offensive lineman, is a two-year starter for the Tennessee Volunteers and earned Freshman All-SEC team honors in 2019.
While nothing is set in stone yet, there are several pieces coming together that leads us to believe that Wright could soon go from a Volunteer to a Mountaineer in the very near future.
To begin, Tennessee’s offensive line coach Will Friend has decided to take the same position at the University of South Carolina under new head coach Shane Beamer. The Tennessee Volunteers, who finished 3-7 this season, are a total mess right now, and Wright’s position coach just left.
In addition, Wright has left a lot of clues behind on social media. Not only has Wright “liked” Neal Brown’s last three posts on social media (“Let’s Go!!! after Doug Nester committed to WVU, video of the Mountaineers tubing in the snow at the Wisp Resort and Brown telling Barstool founder Dave Portnoy to send a donation to West Virginia football), he also “liked” the following message, saying, “After the Liberty Bowl, Darnell Wright can board the West Virginia football plane back to Morgantown.”
After the Liberty Bowl @darnell_5232 can board the @WVUfootball plane back to Morgantown
— DEREK RASH (@DerekWRash) December 20, 2020
Huntington to Morgantown appears to be the move right now. Wyatt Milum and Doug Nester are already Mountaineers, and the #1 ranked player in the 2022 class, Corbin Page, is likely to make the same commitment when he announces this evening.
The West Virginia offensive line already has an incredibly bright future with in-state studs Zach Frazier (Fairmont Senior), Milum, Nester, perhaps Page and the addition of one of the most talented offensive lineman in the entire nation would be icing on the cake.
Remember, Darnell Wright previously stated that former West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen “didn’t even try” to recruit him and Neal Brown made a last-ditch effort to lure him to Morgantown. Although there is nothing concrete yet, Darnell Wright to West Virginia University almost makes too much sense!
COME HOME, DARNELL.