Wright Sees Fit at Carolina

During his visit to North Carolina on Saturday for the Tar Heels' Spring Game, Dexter Wright received a hint that a UNC offer could be forthcoming.

"I think they're close, because they told me to be ready for a phone call or a visit from one of the coaches," Wright said. "So I think they were giving me a heads up that they might be offering pretty soon."

Despite a stellar junior season, Wright, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder, has yet to receive his first scholarship offer. He helped Wilson (N.C.) Hunt to a 13-1 season – with its only loss to eventually state champion Greensboro (N.C.) Northern Guilford – and accumulated 89 tackles (67 solo), three interceptions, one forced fumble, and five pass deflections.

Besides UNC, Wright is receiving significant interest from NC State and Wake Forest. He's also hearing from Clemson, Missouri, and Mississippi State.

Saturday's visit was Wright first to UNC since he attended its junior day in January.

"I was really glad I got to go up there," Wright said. "I hadn't talked to anybody at Carolina in while, so that's one of the main reasons I wanted to make a visit up there and see everybody again."

Wright received an invitation to the spring game in an email from primary recruiter Randy Jordan and later in a letter he received from UNC.

Once on campus on Saturday, Jordan paired Wright with Vic Koenning, UNC's Associate Head Coach for Defense.

"They were just telling me that they were glad that I got to get up there," Wright said. "I talked to Coach [Koenning] and he was telling me once again what position I'd probably play. I think he said Mike linebacker. That's where he sees my best fit in his defense. And he was just telling me that they are really interested in me and they talked about me for a little while when they were watching some film. He was telling me how much he really sees me working in their defense."

Primarily, Wright has played safety for Hunt.

"I've told everybody this: I don't have a problem playing linebacker," Wright said. "I played a little bit of linebacker this [past season] and I really enjoyed it. Whether I played safety or linebacker, it doesn't really matter to me as long as I'm on the field."

Between the junior day, spring game, and visits to campus to visit his sister, who has since graduated, Wright has a favorable opinion of UNC.

"It definitely seems like a great place to play," Wright said. "I can't really say anything bad about the school. It's really a place that I'd love to go to. It's a great school. If I got an opportunity to play there, it would be great."

Wright includes UNC, along with NC State and Wake Forest, as the schools that are sticking out.

"Those are the schools that are mainly talking to me right now," Wright said. "The fact that they are in-state that's even better, because that's one thing that I'm looking at."

Besides UNC, Wright has made two trips to Wake Forest the past few months. He's in the process of scheduling trips to Clemson and NC State.

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