Remound Wright (5-foot-8, 195-pounds) has been to Notre Dame enough that he wasn't expecting to see anything new, but once he was on campus and spoke with the new Notre Dame staff, he could tell that change was afoot.
"It was cool, it was really fun," Wright said of the Notre Dame junior day. "It wasn't so much about learning about Notre Dame, the school and what it's about; it was about meeting the new coaches and making the connection. It was seeing what they're like and letting them see what I'm like so we have a basis for communication. It wasn't too much of a learning experience, but seeing the changes was pretty cool.
"A lot of things are different from when coach Weis was there. A lot of them are positive changes, so it was nice to see. We went in the locker room and coach Kelly makes sure every player has their lockers are clean and in order. There's a certain way that they have to be, because he wants the team to be one and that builds team unity.
"There are a lot of good changes, a lot of positive changes," he said. "I spoke with Tyler Eifert. He told that they revamped the workouts, changed them up a little bit. They've changed the pace of the workouts, a lot of positive, cool changes that they've done."
One of the priorities for Wright was to get a chance to get to know the Irish coaching staff and find out how they'd utilize the running backs in Kelly's offense.
"I did talk to coach Hinton, and he broke everything down for me" Wright explained. "He talked about how they like to use the running back in the passing game a lot, and how they like to split him out. They showed us a film on the different formations and showed the running backs making big plays in the passing game and the running game. He made it clear that their running back has to be able to run, catch and block. And if you can't do that you can't play. I believe that I can do all of those things."
Wright came into the weekend with eight offers and he was hoping that the Irish would make it nine. Although that didn't happen, Remound is going to remain patient.
"I'm not really sure an offer is coming in the near future," Wright said. "They want me to come back up for the one-day camp, so I don't think anything is going to happen quickly with Notre Dame. Coach Hinton said that he loved my film. We had a good connection. We talked one-on-one a few times throughout the day. I know they've offered about five or six running backs from across the country and I think they want to see what happens with them before they come back to me."
While the Notre Dame staff contemplates an offer for Wright, he's going to be busy crisscrossing the country, visiting programs that have also shown him considerable interest.
"I know for sure that I'll be out in California the first week in April, so I'm going to be visiting Stanford then" he said. "I may make a UCLA visit as well. I'm pretty sure that I'm going up to Michigan State around then as well. I'll probably visit Indiana, because it's not that far of a drive. Then I'll look to visit Boston College and Harvard after that and knock out those schools. I'll probably keep going after that and visit Illinois and then end up in Iowa."
Wright Notices the Changes at ND
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