Huskers showing interest

Travis Wright made a tremendous leap from his sophomore to junior year and it came at the right time. Louisville (Ky.) Trinity had a very difficult schedule and some close to the school and the team even predicted a few losses. Wright and Trinity had other ideas and went undefeated and won the state title. Who is recruiting Wright the hardest right now?

Travis Wright is a standout quarterback for Louisville (Ky.) Trinity. This spring though he will try and star on the track and field for his team.

"I am running track," Wright said. "I have been lifting since late January for track. I am doing the long jump, triple jump and I might do the 100m. I have never run it before."

Wright had a big junior year and while it would seem nothing would be bigger than a state title or going undefeated there actually was. Wright said that there were some close to the team and school that doubted Trinity being able to run the table.

"My junior year went really well. We went undefeated with one of the toughest schedules in the entire nation. Alumni and faculty were all talking at the beginning of the season to prepare for a couple of losses because of the schedule.

"We actually got offended by that. You expect those people to have faith in you and they do, but they just didn't expect us to go out and win them all. We worked hard and took it one opponent at a time. I made huge improvements from my sophomore year to my junior year."

There are a lot of high schools quarterbacks that are great athletes that get placed at quarterback that call themselves "dual-threat". There is a need though as a quarterback to be balanced and be more of a quarterback than a running back. That is exactly what Wright is.

"I think that I fall in the lines of the dual threat. We have designed runs for me; I can scramble if needed, I can throw on the run and I can just drop back and throw the football. I feel like I have been improving as a quarterback still."

With the spring evaluation period around the corner it should be expected that plenty of schools will be by Trinity to see Wright. He's still waiting for his first offer, but he's getting a lot of attention from a number of schools.

"I don't have any offers right now. I am getting interest from Louisville, Western Kentucky, Purdue, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Tennessee, Indiana State and Missouri.

"I went to the junior day at Western Kentucky and I really enjoyed myself there. I would say that the teams that are contacting me the most are Mississippi State, Nebraska and Tennessee."

Wright says that his college decision will be about academics and not necessarily football. He feels that football is getting him to school, but he will get a lot more out of his degree than playing football in college.

"It's going to be a personal decision, but I will need my family and my coaches to help me with my decision. I am not really going to base it off of football. No matter where I go I will be able to play. I am going to want to focus on academics. I need a great fall back plan."

There are some summer trips coming up for Wright. He's headed to Tennessee for their spring game and he would like to make a number of one day camp dates at schools that are more local to him.

"I am going to Tennessee on April 21st for their spring game. This spring and summer I plan on making a lot of one day camps. I think that my coaches are going to take me up to Michigan this spring. I am going to try and go to Cincinnati, Miami (Ohio), Tennessee, Purdue and some other closer schools so I don't have to travel a lot."

The Huskers are keeping tabs on Wright at the moment. He says that the interest that Nebraska has had in him has been pretty general to this point. That could change around the evaluation period though.

"They are sending me pretty basic letters that talks about their coaches, their opponents and their results. I think that their offense is very similar to the offense that I run. I feel like Nebraska could be a good fit potentially."


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