Wright 'impressed' by visit to Tucson

Over the weekend the Wildcat coaches hosted just one official visitor for the final home game of the season against the Washington Huskies. Despite the final score of the game on Saturday the visit went really well and the Cats are in the hunt for this southern California stud.

Colton, California cornerback Shareece Wright is the aforementioned So Cal stud and he enjoyed his visit to the Old Pueblo.

"I thought it went really good, I liked it a lot," said Wright, who is rated four stars by Scout.com. "I had a lot of fun. I was hosted by James (Alford) the middle linebacker and he was a good guy. He is a real cool guy. He told me about everything Arizona and showed me a lot of good things. He told me everything I needed to know as a recruit and he was telling me the process he went through and why he chose to go to Arizona."

Wright is from the Inland Empire region of southern California so he is being recruited by Arizona Offensive Coordinator Mike Canales.

"I like Coach Canales a lot," he said. "He is a cool guy and he is always straight with me. He is real straight forward and I feel that I can trust him and really believe him. All of the coaches are good people and are very good at what they do. I like the way they do things. They know what they want and how they want to do it and they have the program going in the right direction."

While in Tucson Wright also got to hang out with a few of the others players and took the opportunity to get to know some of them.

"I hung out with a few of the other players and they were all pretty cool," said Wright. "I hung out with Jonathan Turner and he was real cool. I think I would fit in well with the players that are there, the players and the coaches."

Wright went on to give his thoughts about the future of Arizona Football under the current coaching staff.

"I think the future is coming up," he said. "It can't happen in one year you know. They need to keep getting the players they want and need and they need a little more time. They already have the championship coaches at Arizona; it just takes time to build the program. I mean the coaches have won championships and they know what they are doing."

In the obligatory one on one meeting with Head Coach Mike Stoops this morning, Shareece says that he really respects the Wildcat head man.

"My meeting with Coach Stoops went really well," he said. "He is a good guy and a very good coach, he knows what he wants to do with his program and he is going to get it done. He really knows what he is talking about. I like how they are all business there and I really like his passion for what he does. He has a lot pf passion for what he is doing."

At this point Wright has taken three visits and says that he will take two more; he is just not too sure where yet.

"I went to Nebraska and I liked it there and I also visited Oregon," he said. "I still want to visit LSU and I was thinking about visiting A-State (Arizona State) but I don't think I will. I talked to the coach from there about a visit a while ago but if I go to a school in Arizona it is going to the University of Arizona."

Wright insists that all of the schools he is considering are even at this point but he says that Arizona is definitely up there.

"All the schools I would say are the same right now," he said. "I am considering USC, obviously Arizona, Oregon, LSU and a few other schools. I want to take my visits and then decide. I don't have a favorite right now but I would say that Arizona is definitely towards the top. They are recruiting me the hardest right now and have been recruiting me for a long time."

On his visit Wright also got to meet with some people from the academic support system and he came away impressed with the educational support at the U of A.

"I got to meet quite a few people from the academic support center" he said. "I met Robin, I forget her last name, and she was really nice and she showed me the support that Arizona has and I was impressed. I want to major in Criminal Justice because I want to be a probation officer for juveniles. I would like to work with kids and try and help kids that get into trouble."

Wright has no immediate plans to commit and would like to take his final two visits after the conclusion of his season. He and his Colton teammates start their playoff run this coming Friday against So Cal power Los Alamitos. Colton finished the year with an 8-2 record and garnered the #2 seed for the playoffs.

CatTracks will keep you up to date on Wright as he nears his decision.


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