Morgantown, West Virginia – Rumors of former five star recruit, Darnell Wright, transferring home to West Virginia are once again 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.
All signs point to Wright leaving Tennessee.
Weeks ago, Tennessee’s offensive line coach Will Friend decided to take the same position at the University of South Carolina under new head coach Shane Beamer.
And yesterday, the Volunteers’ head coach, Jeremy Pruitt, was fired. In addition, Wright’s lead recruiter, Brian Niedermeyer, was also let go following an NCAA investigation.
In addition, Wright has left a lot of clues behind on social media. Not only has Wright “liked” Neal Brown’s 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.”
Huntington to Morgantown appears to be the move right now. Wyatt Milum, Doug Nester and Corbin Page have all recently committed to play for the Mountaineers. The West Virginia offensive line already has an incredibly bright future with in-state studs Zach Frazier (Fairmont Senior), Milum, Nester, 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!