Versatile athlete set to visit

Junior two-way standout Kyle Wright jumped at the chance to visit Notre Dame. The versatile athlete from South Carolina will be in South Bend this weekend to watch the Irish host Stanford.

Junior two-way standout Kyle Wright landed a scholarship offer from East Carolina last summer and several other programs have shown early interest in the 6-foot-1, 210-pound running back/linebacker from Ben Lippen High School in Columbia, S.C

Wright has already visited Clemson, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. Next up is Notre Dame, with a visit set for this weekend when the Irish host Stanford.

“I'm hoping to see a great environment at the school and watching the game,” Wright said. “I want to get to know the coaches a lot. They seem really nice.”

Wright has watched the Irish several times this season and likes what he’s seen despite the 2-4 start.

“They're really good, I think so,” he said. “I think sometimes they're not really strong at finishing the game but I think they're good.”

Through six games, Wright has recorded 37 tackles, including 11 for a loss, two sacks, picked off a pass and caused three fumbles with two recoveries and four pass breakups. On offense, he has carried the ball 53 times for 501 yards and four scores. He also has three receptions for 17 yards and two kick returns for 46 yards.

“I'm getting recruited as a running back and linebacker,” Wright said. “I think I'm more of an outside (linebacker). I can move around rather quickly, better than most linebackers. I think that’s the biggest tool that I have.”

Wright played at Blythewood High School last year before transferring to Ben Lippen. He has helped the Falcons to a 4-2 start.

Wright has a visit to East Carolina scheduled for later this season. Top Stories