Wright's Plans Change on Visit

Usually when a prospect heads to a school on an official visit, he knows if the recruiting process is going to end during that time period. That wasn't' the case for Florida defensive back Leon Wright, who expected to digest the trip and then head back home to let things sink in. Of course, things didn't exactly go to plan.

"I didn't really plan to do it, but the visit just brought it out of me," said Leon Wright of his commitment to Duke. "Man, as soon as I had a chance to tour everything I knew this is where I was going to school and to play football."

So, the 5-foot-10, 180 pounder ended his recruitment and became yet another Blue Devil from the state of Florida. Wright is expected to challenge for a spot in the defensive backfield and says the coaching staff has talked about getting time in the fall as a kick returner.

"I know I probably won't crack the starting lineup as a freshman – I mean there is a lot of stuff I have to learn about the systems and playbooks. But I think I can go in and get a chance to play next season. That kind of opportunity was very important to me."

Clocked at 4.5 in the forty yard dash, Wright had committed to Delaware and credits their coaching staff as the reason he had not opened his recruitment to other programs, including offers from Ball State, Akron, and West Virginia.

"They are a great staff, but Duke is the best place for me. I knew at the other places I had offers I'd not have a chance to play for a few years. At Duke I can help the coaching staff really build things. I'm looking forward to doing that."


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