Mississippi Prospect Gets Offer From Auburn

A defensive end prospect discusses his new scholarship offer from the Auburn Tigers.

Olive Branch, Miss.--Auburn is looking for another defensive end in this year's signing class with A.J. Greene already committed.

On Monday night one of the end prospects recruited by the Tigers, Jarius Wynn, gave his verbal to the Georgia coaches. However, Auburn is in the mix with other players at that position. On of those, three-star K.J. Wright of Olive Branch, Miss., High School, received an offer from Auburn last week and is interested in the Tigers.

Wright says that his top schools are Auburn, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Southern Miss, and is looking for "a team that likes me and has a good program," he says. "Auburn is a real good school and it can compete for the national championship every year. I like that a lot. They've got a good, stable program."

Auburn is new on the scene in recruiting Wright, the Olive Branch High standout says. He notes that Auburn assistant coach Hugh Nall stopped by his school last week to talk to the prospect and offer a scholarship.

"Everything went fine," Wright tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "We talked about how they have a scholarship for me and how I could fit in there. I think he said four guys have offers for that one position. He just told me it would be good if I could come down there and join the program."

Wright measured in at 6-3, 195 at the Scout.com combine in Oxford on April 30, but says that he is up to 6-4, 220 pounds.

"I have a lot of room for growing and I definitely haven't reached my max as far as weight," he says. "Hopefully, I'll get a little taller and I plan on gaining more weight."


Wright says his biggest assets are his smarts and speed.

Wright's Olive Branch team lost to South Panola 35-13 last week to end the season at 12-2.

"We prepared for different stuff, and they ran completely different plays than what we had prepared for," he explains. "We weren't too much ready for what they ran at us.

"I think I did well," Wright says about his senior season. "I talked to my coach and he said I got All-State in footbal, so that's pretty good. I know I had 91 tackles, but I can't remember how many sack--13 I believe."

Wright has an official visit set for South Carolina on Dec. 15 and plans on taking other visits to Auburn, Alabama and Mississippi State, but isn't certain on the dates.


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