UNC Visit Has Wright Re-Thinking Commitment

An official visit to North Carolina over the weekend has Tenarius Wright reconsidering his verbal commitment to Arkansas.

"It got me thinking now," Wright said. "Coach [Butch] Davis is a good coach. All I can say is I'm still writing down all my pros and cons of both universities. Wherever I decide to go will be good – I can't go wrong."

Wright, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker from Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven, verbally committed to Arkansas in November, but decided to explore his options when head coach Houston Nutt resigned.

In addition to Arkansas and UNC, Wright is considering hometown Memphis. He has now taken official visits to all three schools, as well as Kentucky.

Wright plans to announce his college choice on Signing Day during a ceremony held at his school

"[I'll be focused on] depth chart, my major [sports management], and basically knowing I have coaches that just don't care about my abilities they care about me as a person, too," Wright said.

As of 36 hours before his announcement, Wright was leaning towards sticking with his verbal commitment.

"As of now, I still like Arkansas – I guess Arkansas is leading," Wright said. "But I'm still praying about it. If my mind wants to go another route then I will."

While in Chapel Hill over the weekend, Wright was hosted by freshman wide receiver Rashad Mason. Although Mason is from Nashville and Wright from Memphis, Wright enjoyed being hosted by a fellow Tennessean.

"I had someone that kind of knows where I'm coming from," Wright said. "I had fun with him. We had a lot of fun."

Wright met with both Chuck Pagano, UNC's defensive coordinator, and Tommy Thigpen, UNC's linebacker coach, during his stay.

"[They said] I can step in and help the program out a lot, if I take care of my business I can earn early playing time, and basically just be a part of making history at North Carolina," Wright said.

UNC is looking at Wright for both middle and strongside linebacker.

Wright closed out his visit with the customary one-on-one meeting with Davis.

"He put 28 players into the league," Wright said. "He impressed me when he said that.

"He talked about how good the university is and telling me I need to come to North Carolina."

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