Kyle Wright has now received a scholarship offer from 16 different colleges. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound standout is not mentioning any early recruiting favorites, but does admit one of his offers is special.
"Colorado being my first power five offer, that was just really exciting," he said. "I was at a loss for words when they first told me and I didn't really know how to react to it."
Buffs secondary coach ShaDon Brown discovered Wright and extended the offer. He also explained to Wright how he would fit in at Colorado, should he decide to roam with the Buffaloes.
"They are recruiting me for a hybrid safety/outside linebacker role (called the "Buff 'backer" in Colorado's scheme)," he said. "Coach Brown was really excited about that because I would be in his defensive backs room if I went there."
Appalachian State, Army, Brown, East Carolina and Navy are among the other colleges that have offered Wright and he has been drawing increased interest from a couple power conference programs.
"I think NC State and Georgia Tech are pretty close to offering," he said.
Wright plans to take an unofficial visit to Colorado sometime this summer. He is also planning to attend camps at Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Clemson and Duke.
While Colorado has specified what position they would like Wright to play in college, most other schools are simply recruiting him as an athlete. Wright starts at both running back and linebacker, and he was a first-team all-state selection as a defensive player in 2016. Wright helped Ben Lippen's 4x1 relay team to a state championship earlier this month and he continued to show off his versatility at a recent The Opening regional event:
"A lot of coaches say they like how explosive and how fast I am," Wright said. "They have also commented on the fact I do a good job of reacting at the start of the play and I keep going until the end of the play. They also like the type of person I am and the type of character I have."
An excellent student with an Ivy League offer in his back pocket, Wright plans to pursue a Biology degree in college. He is set to be an early graduate from Ben Lippen, so he will join his college of choice next January.
"Right now I am planning to commit in September, early on during the season," he said. "Hopefully when I go on some visits, I can meet a lot of players and maybe some family members of the players to see how they like it. I want to see how people from outside the program feel about it, not just the coaches and the people that go there."