4-star Wright Feels Like Notre Dame Priority

RAMSEY, N.J. -- Four-star cornerback Yuri Wright will make an official visit to Notre Dame the weekend of Dec. 16, and the Don Bosco Prep star is looking forward to it. After receiving his jersey to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Wright talked about his official visit to Notre Dame, and the meaning of playing in the prestigious all-star game.

RAMSEY, N.J. -- Don Bosco Prep four-star cornerback Yuri Wright chose to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl because of its prestige, and he holds a similar view of Notre Dame when it comes to a college decision.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Wright was presented with his U.S. Army game jersey Thursday, and afterward spoke about is meaning, and outlined how his official visits will envelop the Jan. 7 all-star game in San Antonio.

The official visits get underway this weekend when Wright travels to Colorado, and he will be at Notre Dame next weekend with teammate and four-star safety Elijah Shumate.

"Notre Dame is definitely serious," Wright said. "That's one of my top schools. I'm taking an official there so, obviously, that's one of the schools I'm considering."

Like the U.S. Army game, Wright said he grew up watching plenty of Notre Dame games on television. He is being recruited by assistant Bob Diaco, and he knows about the football tradition and academic prowess.

However, he doesn't know much else, and is curious to see the historic campus, the football facilities and meet with the coaches and players. The Irish also have done a good job of showing Wright plenty of interest, and he believes he is a priority in the 2012 class.

"I definitely want to see what Notre Dame has to offer," Wright said. "I want to see, ultimately, what I'm going to be getting into when I'm there."

After the Army game, Wright is planning visits to Michigan, Rutgers and Georgia, and that will preclude him from announcing at the game.

And while that was once a dream for Wright, just being in the game will be special.

"The Army game has been around for so long and it's a game I've been watching since I was a kid," Wright said. "It's something I wanted to be a part of since I was a young boy. I definitely want to see the competition out there, and I definitely want to go against guys that are as good as the ones playing in this game."

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