Wright Back in Play For Irish?

Four-star cornerback Yuri Wright of Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) is planning two official visits and more could be coming. He also talked about how much Notre Dame is talking with him, and whether the Irish are back in the fold.

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star cornerback Yuri Wright is trying to cut his list of schools, but the fluctuation in schools showing interest continues, and makes it more difficult to narrow things down.

And while the 6-foot-1, 178-pound Wright is hearing the most from Georgia, Michigan and Rutgers, the trio of California, Colorado and Notre Dame are also showing interest.

The intriguing thing as it relates to the Irish is the off-and-on interest is on again.

"I talk to (assistant) coach (Kerry) Cooks," Wright said. "I haven't heard much from them lately, but I have a real good relationship with coach Cooks."

Wright has not been to the Notre Dame campus, but he knows about the school from watching it on television and word of mouth.

"I know Notre Dame has a real good program," he said. "It's a really good school and I can go there and get a real good degree and I know they produce really good players. And coach (Brian) Kelly is a heckuva coach."

However, at this time Wright isn't planning an official visit.

He said he wants to make official visits to Georgia and Michigan, and is contemplating trips to Cal and Rutgers.

"I'm very high on (Georgia)," Wright said. "I have a real good relationship with (assistant coach) Scott Lakatos, and I could see myself going there and becoming a real good football player. Michigan is the school I wanted to go to my whole life, and I just love the University of Michigan.

"I might go out to Cal, but I'm not going to say it's definite yet. I just really like them. That's another school that has a real good family atmosphere, and I have a chance to come in and make an impact as a freshman because they have a lot of guys leaving."

Wright is set to decide Jan. 7, 2012, at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, but acknowledged a decision could come sooner.

However, for now he is content to go through the recruiting process.

"I definitely am enjoying it," he said. "What I enjoy about this process is getting to meet new people and learn new things."

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