BALTIMORE, Md. – More than 200 recruits descended on UTZ Field in Patterson Park June 6 for a satellite camp in Baltimore. Among the more notable attendees was St. Frances (Baltimore, Md.) tight end/H-Back Myles Wright, a 6-foot-2, 235-pounder with multiple Division I offers.
Wright said he participated in the June 6 event in hopes of catching the eye of coaches from Michigan and Maryland, who were both in attendance, as well as to reconnect with offerees like Wake Forest and Syracuse.
“It was a good camp, and I think I did pretty good,” said Wright, who claims verbals from Wake, Cuse, Duke, NC State and BC. “I do need to work on getting in and out of my breaks and just catching better, but overall I think I did well. And afterwards there were a lot of coaches that took notice of me. Wake, Syracuse, Maryland, Michgan – they were all saying good things to me about my technique."
Wright doesn’t have any true leaders yet, but he admitted the Orange and Deacons had his eye at this stage. He was in New York back in the winter and came away raving about Syracuse. Meanwhile, Wright attended a Wake Forest camp last year and left impressed.
“I do like both Wake Forest and Syracuse. When I was at Syracuse I just liked how everybody there was so welcoming. Plus, it’s a great offense they have and they have my major too,” Wright said. “And when I was at Wake, I didn’t get to see the campus, but I like the program and the school itself. I definitely have to get back there.”
As far as hometown Maryland is concerned, Wright said he hadn’t had much contact with the new Terps’ staff before June 6, when he spoke to tight ends coach Pete Lembo.
“Maryland, I think they’ve been waiting on my SAT scores to come back before they can offer or look at me more,” Wright said. “But that’s a school I’d be interested in if they offered. I’ve been up there before and I liked it.
“And [June 6] I got a chance to work with Coach Lembo and we talked for awhile when I called him afterwards. He was telling me what he wants to see from me down the road and what I need to do. He wants me to come down for a camp and just to keep improving. And I do plan to go to a Maryland camp or a 7-on-7, so hopefully I show him something then.”
Wright, though, admitted he isn’t as focused on Maryland at this time since other programs have already made inroads with him. He said even if a Terps’ offer came to fruition, he’s not sure he’d jump at it immediately.
“It’s not that I’m not interested in Maryland. I definitely am, and it would be a great opportunity to stay home and play near my family,” said Wright, who last year attended camps at UMD, BC, UNC, Wake, NC State, South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama and UConn. “But some of these other schools are showing the love, so that’s who I’m kind of looking at right now. But we’ll see what happens down the road.”
In addition to a UMD camp, Wright said he’d be visiting Cuse, BC, Wake and “hopefully” North Carolina. He’s seeking a UNC offer but hasn’t heard from the staff in awhile.
“Right now I’m thinking I want to play out my senior season and see where my recruitment stands after that,” Wright said. “I’d like to take my official visits and see these schools more in-depth. But it’s also possible I could commit earlier if places begin filling up [their spots]. We just have to see how it plays out.”