Florida Defensive Lineman To Visit Auburn

Miami, Fla.--Auburn is looking for some late commitments on the defensive line to round out the class of 2008.

With signing day just around the corner on Feb. 6, one of the sleeper prospects in south Florida is Jorge Wright of Dr. Krop High School in Miami, who will be taking an official visit to Auburn this weekend.

The 6-3, 260-pound high school senior says he's being recruited by Auburn assistant coach Eddie Gran as a defensive tackle and end.

"I really like Coach Gran, the way he talks and I watch Auburn on TV a lot," Wright states. "It just seems like it would be a place for me and it seems like a good program for me. He's talked about the education and everything is good. I'm going to try to get my grades, get a scholarship and try to get a degree. It seems like it would be a good place to."

Wright says he's been recruited by "Tennessee, Auburn, UCF and West Virginia." He adds, "I'm looking for great resources and coaches in football so I do have that chance of going to the NFL and that it is a possibility.

"I want great resources in academics and a good education because the fact is that I probably won't get to go to the NFL.," he says. "Hopefully, I can get the some kind of degree in criminal justice that I want--also a lot of great people and coaches."

Wright, who grew up a Miami Hurricanes fan, will be taking his second official visit of the allotted five.

"I'd have to say a couple of months ago I went to UCF," he notes. "That was pretty nice. They've got some nice facilities."

Wright has never been to Auburn, but one of his teammates has had positive remarks about the school.

"(I want to find out) exactly where it's located in Alabama, what kind facilities--I've never seen the facilities before," Wright explains. "I want to see how it differs from the other colleges I've been to before. (Etienne) Sabino talked it up. He talked it up and said it was really nice so I want to see how it really is. I want to see how some of these D-I schools differ from other programs."

Wright has been flying under the radar on the recruiting front, but he had good enough of a season at Dr. Krop for Auburn and several other colleges to try to get in on him late in the process.

"I had 18 sacks," he notes. "I was second in the county in sacks. I don't know how many tackles I had off hand. And I played fullback, too. I was honorable mention and I made the (North vs. South) All-Star Game.

"I run a 4.7 in the 40 so I get to the ball kind of quick," says Wright, whose school nickname is the Lightning. "I really don't give O-linemen time to react to me and really I just try to get rid of them and get to the quarterback. I've got good instincts. I've been playing since I was in the fifth grade."

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