Wright Names A Leader

Wilson (NC) Hunt athlete Dexter Wright has been on the road the last few weeks, visiting several local schools.

Wilson (NC) Hunt athlete Dexter Wright has been on the road the last few weeks, visiting several local schools.

"I've been to Duke, [North] Carolina, and [NC] State recently," said Wright. "The only camp was Duke. I was there on Saturday. I thought I did well.

"I worked out at safety and coach Cutcliffe wanted me to work out some rushing off the end because he said if I went there they would have som packages where I might rush off the edge."

Wright made the short drive over to Chapel Hill for North Carolina's "Freak Show" after attending Duke's camp. The Tar Heels had offered Wright a scholarship just a week earlier.

"It was really good," he stated. "I didn't work out because I just had at Duke, but I got to talk with the coaches and coach Fedora. It was really energetic and everybody seemed to be having a lot of fun.

"Carolina is recruiting me to play weakside linebacker so I spent time watching them work out."

A couple of weeks earlier he was in Raleigh for an unofficial visit to NC State. On the trip the Wolfpack offered, and Wright says he remains in contact about the Wolfpack coaches.

"They keep me updated with who is committing and are trying to encourage me to come play for them," he said. "They have a lot of great players committed and have momentum right now but they aren't pressuring me to do anything. They are just letting me know that they are interested.

"[NC] State is recruiting me to play free safety but said I'll also play close to the box."

Next up for Wright is a camp at NC State (June 20th) and Wake Forest (July 14th). He says that he will still camp at NC State despite already picking up a Wolfpack offer.

"My goal was to go out and make sure I visit all the schools that I'm interested in, and I want to go out and work with the coaches and see how I feel around them," he said. "That's really the main reason I'm still camping at State even though I have an offer already."

According to Wright, one program has taken the lead.

"NC State is the leader right now with Carolina right behind them," he stated. "I just really like the school, and I really have connected with the coaches. That's something that I'm looking for, and I really have a connection with them.

"They were the first school to ever recruit me, and I've always had them high up on my list. Being able to visit them recently has definitely put them ahead of the pack."

Does Wright have a timeframe for making a decision?

"I want to make my decision probably at the end of July after I go out to Wake Forest for that last camp," he said. "Maybe a week after that camp.

"I've let all the coaches know that I'm not trying to rush anything. I'm going to all these camps and they all understand that I'm not going to commit until I know for sure where I want to go."

As a junior, the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder recorded 89 tackles (67 solo), three interceptions, one forced fumble, and five pass deflections while playing safety for Hunt High School.


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