Still Looking for the Wright Place

Houston Nutt's decision to leave Arkansas has renewed the opportunities for other schools – including North Carolina – to land Tenarius Wright.

"I committed when Coach Nutt was there," Wright said. "Once he left, I kind of opened my recruitment right back up, because I didn't know what to expect from the coaching staff that was coming into Arkansas."

UNC, which had been recruiting Wright since the summer but reduced their efforts after his verbal commitment, took advantage of the situation and invited him to officially visit. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker from Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven accepted the offer.

"I'm coming up there to see how everything is, and meet with the coaches and see if I like what I hear," Wright said. "[I just want to] get a chance to see everything."

Wright's official to UNC is scheduled for this coming weekend and will be his final visit. He has already taken official trips to Arkansas, Kentucky, and Memphis.

Charlie Williams is handling Wright's recruitment for UNC. Williams keeps in contact weekly.

"He talks to me about the program, the school, how the program is coming up, and how everything is going to be on the visit," Wright said. "I really haven't had a chance to talk to the people I'm most concerned with – the linebacker coach, the head coach, and the defensive coordinator – so he was telling me how they are and what to expect."

Although he still considers himself an Arkansas pledge, Wright isn't sure where his National Letter-of-Intent will be faxed on Signing Day.

"I'm still just trying to see what's out there for me before I make any decisions," Wright said.

Wright expects to have a good idea of his college choice after visiting UNC, but won't announce anything publicly until Signing Day.

"[I'll be focusing on] the program, academics, the defensive coordinator, linebacker coach, and depth chart," Wright said.

After missing the first four games of the season with a broken right ankle, Wright ended his senior season with 91 tackles and three interceptions.

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