Wright: Kelly's Visit Shows Irish's Interest

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star cornerback Yuri Wright is slated to visit Notre Dame this weekend, but before that happened he hosted Irish coach Brian Kelly and a pair of assistants for an in-home visit on Monday. Wright spoke to IrishEyes.com about the visit, and what it meant as far as Notre Dame's chances in his recruitment.

Four-star cornerback Yuri Wright was a bit isolated from the recruiting process because so much time and energy was put in the season at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J.

However, with a sixth straight state title on the Ironmen's resume and schools now making a big push, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Wright is learning how much interest certain schools have in him.

And if Monday afternoon taught Wright anything, it is that Notre Dame is serious about getting him.

Wright is set for an official visit to Notre Dame this weekend, and Irish coach Brian Kelly was joined by assistant coaches Bob Diaco and Kerry Cooks for an in-home visit in preparation of the trip.

"It was cool," Wright said. "I was honored to have him come and see me. It shows how much they want me."

Wright already made an official visit to Colorado, and has trips to Michigan (Jan. 13), Rutgers (Jan. 20) and tentatively Georgia (Jan. 27) on his itinerary.

But the visit from a trio of Notre Dame coaches, days before he heads to South Bend, Ind., for an official visit, had Wright fired up.

"It definitely does get me more (excited) for it," he said. "I didn't know they were this interested, but now I can definitely tell I'm one of the guys they really want."

Although Wright speaks regularly with Diaco, he said this was the first time he had a lengthy conversation with Kelley.

"That's the first time I've really gotten to talk to him," Wright said. "I've talked to him before but it really wasn't (in depth). It was more in depth. This time I was able to talk to him and ask him questions and sit with him, so it was good.

"It was great. It definitely shows their interest and how much they want me when they come to my house to see me and my family."

In the past, Wright said Michigan was his favorite school. After his visit to Notre Dame, Wright will shut down recruiting for the dead period and focus on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 7 in San Antonio before recruiting heats up again.

He is planning a late January decision, but likely not on signing day.

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