Major Talent

Major Wright of St. Thomas Aquinas high school (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) is likely one of the top defensive prospects that Notre Dame is recruiting and he just might be one of the most important.'s No. 10 safety brings an attitude to the field that the Irish haven't had for some time.

There has been a lot of discussion as to whether the Irish have a chance to lure Major Wright (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) from South Florida. The discussion grew recently as Major was quoted as saying that the main schools he was considering were Ohio State, Florida, Georgia, Miami and USC.

"No, no Notre Dame is one of my schools," explained Wright when asked about his recent comments. "I'm not sure why they weren't up there, but they are definitely one of my schools. I don't know what happened.

"Right now I'm open. I'm trying to stay open and see what happens this season."

Despite Wright's inclusion of the Irish among his top schools, he hasn't heard much from Notre Dame lately.

"I really haven't heard much from them though. They haven't been calling me or texting me." Wright said of his contact with the Notre Dame staff. "It doesn't really matter, I've already done my research on the schools and the coaches. I kind of like to have my space."

Major also wants to improve during the off-season. Part of his training ritual is taking part in a speed and conditioning camp.

"I have a camp that I go to, the Chris Carter Fast Camp," explained Wright. "It's conditioning lifting, everything. They help you improve on everything. I've been doing it for a month and a half. It's every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and I'll go there until school starts.

"I have noticed a difference in quickness and strength. My footwork is getting a lot better, he added.

As a junior, Wright finished with six picks, 60 tackles, three blocked punts and 10 tackles-for-a-loss. Top Stories