Five-star West Virginia (Huntington HS) offensive tackle Darnell Wright is visiting Ohio State this weekend. He posted a photo on social media on Saturday to let people know that he was in Columbus taking a tour.
This is not Wright’s first trip to OSU — he visited for a couple of games last season — nor is it expected to be his final trip to OSU. The Buckeyes should receive one of Wright’s five official visits, should he choose to utilize his entire allotment.
Wright (6-6 314) is the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite and the No. 5 player overall. Rivals has him as their No. 2 player overall, while ESPN has him at No. 6, and 247Sports’ own rankings have him all the way down at No. 13.
Wright has been to Tennessee and North Carolina a couple of times each over the last few months. He holds offers from all of the top schools, including Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, Oklahoma, Michigan State, and the like.
As to where he may be leaning, that’s a good question. With just seven predictions in at this point, Ohio State holds the Crystal Ball lead.
Wright was just one of a few 5-star prospects on campus this weekend. Ohio defensive end Zach Harrison was scheduled to take his official visit this weekend after visiting Michigan on Friday. South Lake Carroll (Southlake, TX) cornerback R.J. Mickens took part in the FNL camp and is very high on the Buckeyes. Check back on Sunday for that story.
Ohio State already has one 2019 West Virginia offensive lineman committed in Huntington (Spring Valley HS) prospect Doug Nester. Nester, who measured in at 6-6.5 and 320 pounds this past April, is the No. 10 offensive tackle and No. 65 player overall.
The Buckeyes currently have three offensive linemen committed. Nester is joined by 4-star Georgia center Harry Miller (No. 2 C) and 4-star Ohio tackle Ryan Jacoby (No. 31 OT), and Ohio State doesn’t plan on stopping at three.
Wright will be on the Ohio State radar as long as he is in flight.