Easy Transition?

When Kyle Wright decided to finish high school early and enroll in college in time to participate in spring drills he knew it would ease the transition to college. He just didn't know it would go this well or this fast!

Wright lives alone in an apartment near campus. He requested a single to help him concentrate on the tasks at hand - getting up to speed on college life and also working out with his future teammates. So far it has worked out better than anticipated.

"It is just unbelievable here," said Wright. "I knew it was a good idea to come in early and get adjusted to college but I never expected it to go this well."

Wright has been participating in voluntary workouts with many future teammates, especially the wide receivers. Even though he knew the talent level at Miami was high, it has also exceeded his expectations.

"There are just so many guys out there with a ton of talent," he said. "It isn't just that we have talented wide receivers it's that we have so many of them."

When asked about specifics receivers, Wright was quick to single out sophomore Roscoe Parrish.

"He's just head and shoulders above everyone else out there," he said. "He is just amazing."

One other wide receiver that many Hurricane fans have been waiting to see on the field is Devin Hester. Hester signed with Miami is 2002 and failed to qualify and re-signed with Miami a couple weeks back and will enroll in August.

"Hester is a freak physically," said Wright. "He has looked very good out there and he seems to have kept himself in great shape from high school."

There is little doubt that the Hurricanes have talented weapons at wide receiver. One big question is who will be the quarterback throwing them the ball this fall. Wright feels he could be in the mix this season as a true freshman.

"If I keep progressing the way I have so far I think I can be in the mix for playing time," he said. "I am confident that I can keep improving and show that I can get the job done when fall camp comes."

Whether Wright wins the starting job this fall or ends up redshirting is not of concern to Wright.

"If I end up redshirting that would also be fine." he said. "I really don't mind. If I do redshirt I'd have an opportunity to be the backup quarterback the next season (2004) and then have three years to run the team."

Early on Wright is showing maturity on par with Ken Dorsey and to Hurricane fans that has to bode well for the future. Wright is a hard working, humble player blessed with a tremendous amount of talent and that combination should keep Miami in a familiar position - at the top of college football.

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