Two Recruiting 4-star CB Wright the Hardest

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star cornerback Yuri Wright isn't short when it comes to schools recruiting him, but the 6-foot-1, 178-pound Wright told two schools are recruiting him the hardest. Wright also spoke about his relationships with the staffs of those two schools, where he may visit this summer and more.

Yuri Wright is still considering more than a dozen schools, but the Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star cornerback said two schools stan out when it comes to the intensity level.

"I would say Colorado and Rutgers are recruiting me the hardest," Wright said.

The 6-foot-1, 178-pound Wright added he has about 15 schools on his list, including "Colorado, Michigan State, California, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Notre Dame and Rutgers," but he hasn't begun to trim things further.

He is planning a Georgia visit this month, but is uncertain what other schools he will visit. But the two schools recruiting Wright the hardest already established a strong relationship that could be difficult for other schools to catch. He also knows players at Rutgers and Colorado, adding to his comfort level at those schools.

Former Don Bosco Prep running back Tony Jones just finished his freshman year with the Buffaloes, and Wright went to the Boulder, Colo., campus to visit in the spring.

"I have a real good relationship with Tony, and their defensive backs coach Greg Brown," Wright said. "He's a real good coach. We talk about the type of defense they play. I ask questions, and he's pretty much the type of guy I can see how much he cares about the players."

And not only does Wright know Rutgers freshmen and former Don Bosco Prep standouts Paul Canevari and Gary Nova well, but he knows several players from his multiple visits to campus, including one three weeks ago when many of the top targets were on campus.

"I go (to Rutgers) all the time to check out the school," said Wright who talked about attending a barbeque last month. "It was pretty fun. I got a chance to meet a couple of the players that were here and learn more about the school."

During the visit, he also spent plenty of time speaking with Scarlet Knights defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley.

"Hafley is a real cool guy," he said. "He's like another coach Brown. I can see he really cares about me. He's not just telling me a whole bunch of garbage."

One of the things Rutgers talks to local recruits about is staying in-state and making Rutgers a national power. Although Wright plays in New Jersey, he lives in New York, and doesn't feel an in-state pull.

"I'm from New York," he said. "I rep New York all day."

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