Wright: "I want to be a Panther"

The University of Pittsburgh hosted a slew of upper echelon athletes over the weekend. One of the visitors, wide receiver Aundre Wright (5-ft-10 inches, 170 pounds) from Perry Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh, PA, happens to be the fastest player in Western Pennsylvania.

"I grew up blocks from Pitt's campus. The visit this weekend was excellent," stated Aundre Wright. "My host was Corey Davis and we had a great time. I thought I knew everything about Pitt but there was a lot they showed me."

Wright has been compared to current Washington Redskin wide receiver Santana Moss. He is capable of running a blistering 4.3 forty-yard dash. Andre averaged over 30 yards a catch this season.

"The main things that stood out to me were on the academic side. They really want you to do well academically and there's a lot of support with tutors and study facilities. I think I could do well there."

The Commodores won their sixth City League championship defeating Brashear High School 21-7. Andre caught 20 passes for over 600 yards this season. As a junior, he caught 25 passes for approximately 900 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.

"Pitt didn't offer me but Coach (Dave) Wannstedt and I seem to be on the same page. The ball is in my court. If I do well academically, he told me I would be a Panther."

Would Wright accept an offer from the Panthers? "Are you kidding me? I have dreamed of playing for Pitt. It would mean a great deal to me. I think I could contribute early."

Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at harrypsaros@msn.com.

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