Tennessee LB Has Three Offers

Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven standout Tenarius Wright is a talented linebacker who is starting to get a lot of recruiting action. He talked about the latest.

Tenarius Wright is one of the better linebacker prospects from the state of Tennessee this year and he's coming off a strong junior season.

"We finished 6-4 last season but the team looks good now," Wright said. "We have mostly everyone coming back this season. I'll be going both ways this year but mainly playing linebacker, which is what I'll do in college."

Wright, 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, talked about what makes him different than other LB prospects.

"It's my determination and the ability to get to the ball," he said. "I feel like I know the game very well. I've been playing linebacker since I was seven."

The talented linebacker prospect has already landed some early offers.

"Arkansas, Indiana, and Mississippi State have offered me in writing," he said. "A few others have offered me verbally. Murray State has. Miami has. A coach from Miami came by the school last month and watched them. Then he called me and said they'll be offering me. They have a good reputation. Everyone wants to go there. I'm interested but they're not in my top five because I wanna play in the SEC and not the ACC."

Wright, who recently took part in Ole Miss's passing camp, talked about each of his top five schools.

"Number one is Georgia," he said. "They haven't offered me but the coach likes me and I like them a lot. Number two is LSU. I like their reputation for sending players to the NFL. I plan on going to their three-day camp. Number three is Tennessee. That's the home state team and I'd like to be able to stay close to home. Number four is Auburn. I just like their intensity. I went for Junior Day and even then the coaches were real intense. I like that. Number five would be Arkansas. They gave me an offer by surprise after I sent them my film. I gotta get to know them better."

Wright, who also plans on attending a three-day camp at Alabama and a one-day camp at Memphis this Saturday, knows what he'll be looking for in a school.

"I wanna feel comfortable at those schools," he said. "And of course I wanna be able to play."

Wright carries a 2.4 core GPA inside the classroom and just took the ACT for the first time on Saturday.

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