A Busy Summer for Wright

2011 defensive tackle prospect Daron Wright believes Terps meet at least one of his requirements.

The summer months are often an uneventful period when a high school kid has time to relax. But don’t tell that to Daron Wright.

This summer the defensive tackle from Grady High School in Atlanta, in addition to receiving scholarship offers from Army and Ohio, has attended several camps.

“I’ve been to the University of Georgia camp, the Georgia Tech camp, and I’ve been to Auburn twice,” said Wright.

Wright has also maintained contact with other schools including UAB, Buffalo, Elon, and Maryland.

“I’ve been getting emails here and there from them, talking about the updates on different stuff they’re doing,” said Wright about the Terps.

The 6-foot-2, 255-pound lineman has outlined some of the factors that he will consider when choosing a school. Among them are the environment of the school, the consistency of the football program, and the school’s location. Wright believes that Maryland fits the bill for at least one of these factors.

“I really like the location of it,” Wright said. “I’ve just been liking Maryland for a long time. I believe this year they can go real far.”

The Atlanta native has yet to plan any visits and has no target date for making a decision. Instead, he is looking intently towards his senior season.

“I’m trying to average five tackles a game and at the end of the season at least have 15 sacks,” said Wright.

With numbers like those, Wright hopes to receive more attention from the Terps and other programs.


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