Wright Gets to Know UNC

Certainly not forgotten between the countless committed players officially visiting North Carolina this past weekend was Scout.com three-star linebacker Matt Wright.

"It went well," said Wright. "It was like the average visit – spent time with the team, checked out the facilities, checked the academic buildings, and spent time with the coaches."

Wright, a 6-foot-2 210-pound linebacker from Hampton (Va.) Phoebus, has already officially visit Maryland and has trips scheduled to Virginia Tech and Virginia the next two weekends.

Although he lacks a leader, following his Chapel Hill visit Wright possess a good understanding of what North Carolina is about.

"I know what to expect at North Carolina now," said Wright. "I know how the players are at UNC. I know everything about the school pretty much."

According to Wright, a positive North Carolina boasts is Wright's recruiting coordinator, Tommy Thigpen.

"I really like Coach Thigpen," said Wright. "He's good for me. He played in the NFL, All-American in college. He has a great personality, he knows a lot about football. He's a big plus."

As of right now, North Carolina's commitment list contains over the allotted 25 names. The staff has thoroughly discussed their recruiting situation with Wright.

"We talked about the recruiting situation," said Wright. "I understand that most likely if I go there, I'll most likely have to greyshirt and sit out until the following spring. They said you never know what will happen on Signing Day with guys decommitting and not qualifying.

"It's not a bad thing [to greyshirt], because they have lots of linebackers so I would have to wait anyway. All it would do is give me an extra year, and I'm already a workaholic on my own. I would get better and get stronger."

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