Nation's Top QB Has UM Near Top

The University of Miami coaches recently told this super talented quarterback that he's the No. 1 quarterback prospect on their board. The only QB prospect with a Miami offer to this point, he talks very highly of the Hurricanes in this indepth interview.

After almost a dozen NIKE Training Camps this spring, there hasn't been a better all around prospect at any camp than Danville (Calif) Monte Vista standout quarterback Kyle Wright.

At 6-foot-4 and 200 poudns, Wright displayed a tremendous arm, excellent mechanics, and superb athletic ability (4.60/40 and a 4.25 shuttle run, which ranked among the camp's best).

While many consider him the nation's premier quarterback prospect, Wright hasn't always been an offensive standout.

"I used to play middle linebacker," he said. "I used to love to hit, and that helps me now. I'm willing to take a hit. I don't like running out of bounds. I'm going to bring it every play."

Wright has been bringing it from the quarterback position since he was eight years old. He also competes in varsity basketball (power forward) and baseball (center fielder).

Inside the classroom, he carries a 3.3 GPA and scored an 1100 on the PSAT. He took the first real test on Saturday.

Despite being one of the nation's elite prospects, Wright hasn't been real bothered by the recruiting process yet.

"It hasn't been that bad," he said. "I've really enjoyed talking to the college coaches that have been calling. Miami called, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, all the Pac 10 schools, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Colorado. About 20 of them have sent me scholarship offers, maybe 21. The only one that I mentioned that hasn't offered is Florida."

Wright said he talked with University of Miami head coach Larry Coker a few nights ago.

"Coach Coker called the other night," he said. "He told me I'm their No. 1 guy at quarterback and that I'm the only QB they have offered so far. Coming from the head coach, I believe it. I've also talked to Coach Werner. I got a note from him today actually saying I was the guy he wanted the most."

Wright says he has been thinking about some of his favorites lately.

"I'd say my top five right now in no particular order would be Miami, SC, Florida State, Texas, and Tennessee," he said. "Right now, I'd put Miami and SC on top, but I'm going to look around and go from there."

Wright plans on taking unofficial visits to Miami, Florida State, Tennessee, and Texas sometime this summer.

"I'm not sure of the exact date of the Miami visit, but my Dad and I will be going down to check out the campus, meet with the coaches, and have something to compare SC to. Miami looks like a great situation for me, so I'm really looking forward to checking it out."

Wright said there is only one major difference between the Hurricanes and Trojans right now.

"It's just that I know SC a lot better right now," he said. "I grew up in Orange County about 45 minutes from that campus. I know the coaches personally, I've been to games there, and I know how the coaches and players are. Now I want to go see Miami in all those aspects."

Wright said his No. 1 goal this season is to repeat as Section 3A champions. "The target is on our chest and I think we have the players to repeat. Wright will also attend the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp in California later this summer.

Personally, it sounds like UM and USC are neck and neck. I was surprised because I thought UM may have been a long shot prior to this interview. If Wright has a successful visit and feels very comfortable here, I truly think the Hurricanes will be in excellent shape, so stay tuned.


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