|Offers:||Texas Tech, Iowa State, Kansas, Massachusetts, Memphis, Missouri, North Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma State, UTSA|
|High School:||Vian (Vian, OK)|
|Commitment Date:||May 1, 2020|
Staking those defenders. Vian defensive tackle Solomon Wright committed to Texas Tech, making him the 8th commitment of the 2021 class.
— ᔕOᒪOᗰOᑎ ᗯᖇIᘜᕼT (@solomon__wright) May 1, 2020
Wright made 124 tackles last year. That’s pretty astounding for a nose guard or defensive tackle. It doesn’t matter. Of those 124 tackles, 51 were tackles for a loss and 14 were sacks. Again, all of those numbers don’t really seem real.
Solomon spoke with RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan about his commitment and how he sees himself fitting in the defense (would almost guarantee that they Solomon is talking about Jaylon Hutchings):
Fit in the defense: “They like the way I play, they already have a nose guard up there who is similar to me right now. When he’s done I’ll come in to replace him. The way I play in their scheme it’s just the best fit for me.”
Golan also had a discussion with Solomon’s father, Kenyatta, who played at Oklahoma State (and then went on to play in the NFL for a handful of seasons). This is one of those things that you just need to go read the whole thing, it is interesting to read Kenyatta’s comments, about the coaching staff, and how he empowered Solomon to make his own decision. Here’s a part about how Texas Tech recruited Solomon:
“The biggest thing that I can say is that that staff recruited the family more than just Solomon or me or our coaching staff here at Vian. All of them recruited our family and made us feel comfortable with the decision that he wanted to make today. That was one of the biggest differences and they were obviously open with their plans and their recruiting plans.
There are a lot of muddy waters in recruiting a lot of times, but Solomon really fell in love with coach Wells, coach Patterson, coach Jones and obviously coach Randolph, his position coach, and just felt real comfortable when we visited there.”
Solomon is so strong at the point of attack. I don’t really know that I’ve seen someone that’s so fast at the noseguard spot. It’s rare that you see someone so disruptive at the interior spot along the defensive line and honestly, you could see Solomon playing defensive end just because of his quickness off of the ball. At Solomon’s size and with that speed, he’s dominating at the high school level. He’ll have to maintain that quick-twitch and add a few more pounds, but that doesn’t seem like that will be a huge problem. This is a severely underrated commitment and am super excited about an interior defensive line commitment.