RECRUITING: No Favorites Yet For Wright

Major Wright may be the hardest hitting safety the state of Florida has seen in recent years. The 6-2, 205-pound wrecking ball makes receivers wish they didn't have to go over the middle of the field when playing his Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas football team. According to Wright college coaches, "like the aggressiveness and that I come up and make big tackles."

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The knock'em in the mouth mentality keeps the recruiters knocking at Wright's door but he's not quite ready to deal with it. He would much rather spend his time preparing for a big senior season at Aquinas and he's enlisted some help to ensure that this will be his best season ever. .

"I haven't been paying too much attention lately to any schools," he said. "I have just been working out. I work out with Cris Carter at his passing camp until the end of summer. He is a great guy and a great coach."

Carter is the ex-Ohio State Buckeye and ex-NFL superstar who lives down in Ft. Lauderdale. Lucky for the Florida Gators there is a little connection he brings to Florida.

"Florida is one I am interested in," Wright said. "I know Urban Meyer is a great coach and Coach Carter says Coach Meyer was one of his coaches."

The Gators also signed Aquinas offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert last recruiting season and that could have some influence on where Wright signs.

"Yes sir, that could have a big influence on me," he said. "Marcus and I are pretty tight. He is pretty cool and a nice guy. He says Florida is nice and was one of the best visits he ever went on. He says they have great facilities."

He had a 3.0 junior year in the classroom and wants to improve on his first take of the SAT. Wright also keeps busy outside of football where he runs the 100 meters, 200 meters, and the 4x100 relay for his Aquinas track team. He ran a blazing 10.9 100 meters last year.

When decision time does come, he has a few things he will look for in the school that fits him the most.

"The most important things will be a great coaching staff, getting my degree, facilities, and a great environment," he said.

Major Wright is a weapon on the defensive side of the ball. His ability to change a game with one hit or big play is why all the top programs in the country are recruiting him so hard. Gator fans should remember fondly the last time there was a safety with the last name Wright. Lawrence Wright was the ultimate enforcer in the middle of the field for the Gators on that 1996 national championship team. Major Wright has that same kind of ability to make the middle of the field no-man's land.

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