Wright Lists OSU In Final Five

Major Wright from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is one of the top safety prospects in the nation. He has narrowed his choices down to an impressive final five and the group includes Ohio State. Wright is from the same high school as former OSU safety Nate Salley. We caught up with him for more.

Strong safety Major Wright from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will make an official visit to Ohio State the weekend of the Michigan game (Nov. 17-19).

Wright (6-1, 210, 4.55) is ranked as the No. 13 safety prospect in the nation by Scout.com. He has narrowed his choices down to OSU, Florida, Georgia, Miami (Fla.) and USC.

Wright says he does not have a leader at this point and hopes to make a decision sometime in January, possibly at the Army All-American Bowl.

Wright is from the same high school (St. Thomas Aquinas) as former OSU safety Nate Salley.

"Yeah, I know Nate," Wright said. "He's a great guy."

Wright has led St. Thomas Aquinas to a 7-1 record this season. He has 35 tackles, three interceptions, two blocked punts and one touchdown.

As a junior in 2005, Wright had six interceptions, 60 tackles, three blocked punts and 10 tackles-for-loss.

He has already added six pounds since the summer and knows he might grow into a linebacker at some point, especially if he is able to keep all of his speed.

"Yes sir, a lot of schools are saying I might be a linebacker down the road," Wright said.

What are OSU's coaches saying to him?

"They are telling me they want me as a strong safety," he said.

Wright is being recruited by OSU assistant coach Darrell Hazell.

"He's a great person," Wright said. "I haven't met him in person yet, but he keeps in touch a couple times a week."

Wright was asked what stands out about Ohio State.

"Well, obviously it's a great football program and you can see that with their No. 1 ranking," he said. "And they also have a really good broadcast communications major which is what I want to do. A lot of former Ohio State athletes have went on to broadcasting careers."

Wright has never been to Columbus but is looking forward to being in attendance for the OSU-Michigan showdown.

"That's going to be great seeing a huge game like that," he said.

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