Army offers, Navy interested in Wright

Kendal Wright, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound offensive line out of Mountain View High School (Lawrenceville, Ga.) received his first offer from Army. Brent Davis, who followed Jeff Monken to West Point from Georgia Southern, extended the offer to Wright, who projects at the offensive guard or center position in college.

"It was a little less than a month ago when I talked with Coach Davis about the offer," Kendal Wright told ArmySports.com. "He told me that's he kind of been keeping an eye on me ever since I was a freshman. I got to know him when I camped at Georgia Southern. He just told me they really liked what they saw from me and that he sees me coming in and being a big part of the team.

"I was very excited to get the offer, especially since it's my first one. You know, I don't know a lot about the program, but I have a cousin, Brian Rodriguez, who went and played there, so he's told me a little more about it since I received the offer. I don't know when I'll be able to go (to West Point) but I'd like to get up there some time soon to see it in person."

Wright became a starter at offensive tackle on varsity as a sophomore, but moved to center last season, and expects to play guard in his senior year. He was named All-Region honorable mention for a 2-8 Mountain View Bears team in 2013 in Georgia 6A.

"I probably improved the most on recognizing blitzes," he said. "I was quicker in picking up certain blocks like getting out to the linebackers."

Army may soon have competition for Wright as he says that he's been receiving a lot of interest from both the Naval Academy and Georgia State and thinks both are close to offering.

"Certainly, academics is one of the top things I'm looking for in a college," Wright said. "I want to be in a good football program, but education is most important to me."

Army is also recruiting, and and has offered, Wright's high school teammate, Kielan Whitner.

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