Recruiting: Florida safety has Major talent

Ft. Lauderdale safety Major Wright talks about his game and interest in Oklahoma.

Major Wright, S, 6'2, 197, 4.4, FT. LAUDERDALE (ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HS), FLORIDA:

College football programs look for players who can be a force at safety, and Major is just that — a force — at either the strong or free safety position. He is one of those rare safeties that hits like a truck, but who can line up in the slot and cover a receiver one-on-one.

"I don't care which safety I play," said Wright. "As long as I am on the field it doesn't matter. We play haves in cover two, so I am not really playing strong or free. I line up on the right side in our secondary, but I could play either side."

Wright will be a three-year starter this year at safety. Last season he finished with six picks, 60 tackles, three blocked punts and 10 tackles-for-a-loss.

"We blitz a little, but that is not where I get my tackles-for-loss," said Wright. "Our d-linemen are always in the backfield forcing the quarterback to scramble or the running backs to reverse direction. When that happens, I am coming up for run support and I make the tackles behind the line of scrimmage."

Wright can bench 285 pounds, squats 395 and he runs the 100M (10.8 ), 200M (22.5) and the 4X100 Relay (anchor).

Last summer he attended a summer camp in Tampa, but he is not sure of his plans this summer. This spring, he went to the Notre Dame Blue-Gold spring football game where two former teammates Sam Young and Dan Wenger were also in attendance.

Wright has been offered by too many schools to count, and right now it seems like everybody who has offered has a shot.

"Right now I am not considering anybody," said Wright. "I am wide open right now. I don't have a top two or three right now. Miami, Florida State, Ohio State, Florida, Notre Dame, USC, Georgia, Oklahoma and Auburn are just some of the schools that I am considering, but not all of them."

What are his thoughts on Oklahoma?

"I have heard that OU is a great school, but that is all I know about them," said Wright. "I haven't had any old classmates or friends that have gone there, so I haven't had anybody that could tell me anything about OU. I am going to do some research to find out more about OU. I don't have any idea who I am going to visit at this time, but OU will be a school that I consider for a visit."

What are the key factors in Wright's recruitment?

"My education is going to be very important to me," said Wright. "I want to major in communication and I want to go to a program that works with their athletes on their education. Stability of the coaching staff is very important to me, and then the facilities are important."

Wright has taken the SAT, but he has not received the results of that test yet. Wright carries a GPA of 3.0.

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