Highlights and Analysis of Scout Top 100 DE Max Wright

Scout takes a look at junior highlights of Katy (Texas) Taylor defensive lineman Max Wright, who put together a strong season on the field in 2016 and as a result has secured an abundance of offers and recruiting accolades.

Player Profile: Max Wright


Evaluation Notes: 

  • Height: 6'4
  • Weight: 276

There were some questions about his game following a knee injury early in the 2015 season, but talent-wise there is little question about Wright's value as a prospect. His freshman highlight tape was very impressive and before going down with an injury his sophomore season he flashed the ability that showed why he's national level target on the defensive front. Wright assembled a great comeback year as a junior and re-established himself as one of the top overall prospects in Texas for 2018. He is big and agile, has really good hips, and he's quick enough to make plays behind the line of scrimmage, while also being strong enough to hold up and defend against the run game. Have any type of doubts of what type of athlete Wright is? Then check out the highlights of him running with the football. Wright's running back days may soon be over, but his football days are not. He's an elite defensive end prospect who will likely fit multiple schemes. - Greg Powers and Gabe Brooks

2016 Stats: Wright bounced back from his ACL injury to assemble a great junior season. He recorded 70 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, nine sacks, one field-goal block, 15 quarterback hurries, and three pass breakups. He also ran 19 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns, while catching three passes for 11 yards and two more TD's.

Recruiting Notes: 

Wright has all of the top-tier offers, but he is looking into programs such as TexasTexas A&MGeorgiaOhio StateOklahoma, and Alabama among the others.

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