Does Notre Dame Lead for CB Wright?

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star recruit Yuri Wright is Scout.com's No. 6 cornerback in the 2012 class. There has been chatter of Notre Dame leading for Wright, and IrishEyes.com spoke to him about it. Wright also talked about a possible decision date, when he will trim his list and much more.

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star cornerback Yuri Wright was hearing plenty from Notre Dame, the interest then dropped off, but it is picking up again, and with a twist.

Irish assistant coach Kerry Cooks has joined assistant coach Bob Diaco in recruiting Wright, who recently received a visit from Notre Dame.

"Coach Cooks was there to check on me," Wright said. "Coach Diaco has also been by."

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Wright is the sixth-rated cornerback in the nation, and there has been chatter of him committing to Notre Dame in the near future. However, he rebuffed that thought. "It's still open," Wright said. "I'm not committing to them any time soon. I'm still keeping my options open. I'm still looking at schools."

Wright added he has not started to rank the schools on his list.

"I don't have a top list," he said. "I'm keeping my options open. I should be cutting my list by the end of June."

Wright added there are plenty of things to like about Notre Dame.

"I like their football program, and they are very good academically, and that is one of things that I'm going to take into consideration," Wright said. "A degree from Notre Dame is a good thing."

Wright wants to major in business or marketing, and he recently spoke to Cooks and Diaco about it.

"They say how the school is a real good school, and they have a 98 percent graduation rate," Wright said. "That means a lot to me, and they are good at developing players and getting them to the (NFL)."

The combination of size and speed make Wright a unique player.

Of the top 60 cornerbacks rated in Scout.com's 2012 class, Wright is the biggest one listed.

"A lot of schools are interested," said Wright, who made 45 tackles and had six interceptions as a junior. "Being 6-2, and doing all the things I can do, it makes me look even better. It gives me the ability to match up against the taller receivers, and I can still run with them."

Wright has visited Rutgers and Colorado, and said he will visit Georgia in the summer. He added his hoping to visit South Bend, Ind., as well.

Furthermore, Wright plans on taking official visits in the fall, although he isn't ready to talk about any schools that will get one, and making an announcement Jan. 7, 2012, at the U.S. Army All-America Bowl.

"I probably will make my final decision at the U.S. Army All-American game," Wright said. "That's been one of my dreams since I was a little kid, to make a decision at a game. I think that is what I'm going to do."


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