At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista standout quarterback Kyle Wright finished up his senior season with a second straight section championship.
"I'm so happy," Wright said. "It was our second straight. We've now won 18 straight games and I was able to end my senior year on a good note."
Wright, who had over 3,000 yards and 46 touchdowns compared to just three interceptions this season, is now getting ready to graduate high school.
"My last day is the 20th," he said. "I'm getting a really weird feeling thinking my high school career's almost over. It's hard to believe, but it's time to start something new."
Wright said he read the good news recently on another early graduate.
"I read on your site that Derrick [Morse] is graduating early," he said. "That'll be cool to have him coming in there the same time I am. It'll give us a chance to get to know each other a little better."
Following graduation, Wright will begin preparing for the Army All-American Game in Texas.
"That should be a lot of fun," he said. "I saw the rosters the other day and they have Tavares Gooden, Joe Cohen, and Andre Caldwell. Even though those guy are on the other team, I'll be pumping Miami hard, especially with Caldwell. That would be sweet if he came with me [to Miami]."
Wright said he got a chance to watch the first half of Saturday's game against Virginia Tech.
"I only got to see the first half because we had to be at the school [for our game]," he said. "They looked real good. The offense was going up and down the field."
Wright said he heard about the play that had everyone talking after Jarrett Payton attempted a pass to Ken Dorsey. Interestingly, Wright could relate.
"We actually had that play in all week here," he said. "That was weird. We didn't get to use it though."
Wright said he's glad to see his future team headed to play for another national championship.
"It's so cool they're going back for the second straight season," he said. "That makes quite a statement for that program. If they play like they're capable, they should be able to handle Ohio State, I think. Ohio State's a great team and everything, but I just think Miami has too many athletes."
Wright said he looks forward to starting his UM career, which officially begins on Jan. 13.
"I can't wait," he said. "Spring should be a lot of fun. There's going to be a lot of competition."
Another advantage that Wright talked about was being there for January, when the bulk of UM's official visitors will be coming in.
"It's good that I'll be there at Miami when a lot of those guys are coming in," he said. "I'll be able to talk to guys like Andre [Caldwell] some more."
Wright, who is rated as the nation's No. 1 quarterback prospect, said he is scheduled to receive an in-home visit with UM coach Dan Werner later this week.
Kyle Wright Interview
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