RU Target Wright Sets One Visit, Eyes Others

RAMSEY, N.J. -- Don Bosco Prep four-star cornerback Yuri Wright was a key member of the top-ranked Ironmen's 35-7 win against Mission Viejo (Calif.) High in the season opener Saturday. Afterward, he talked about his strengths as a player, and also hit on recruiting.

RAMSEY, N.J. -- Four-star cornerback Yuri Wright of Don Bosco Prep knows Rutgers assistant coach Jeff Hafley so well, it is more of a friendship than a coach-prospect relationship.

And because of that, Wright knows how well he would fit into Rutgers' secondary as a potential shutdown cornerback.

Now, with the season underway and the idea of announcing at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 7 in San Antonio, Wright is thinking about official visits.

He set one for Michigan for the coming weeks (either Sept. 24 or Oct. 1), and is looking to fill out his official visit schedule.

Wright hasn't set any other visits, but the other schools still on his list are Rutgers, Georgia, California, Notrea and Michigan State. His plans also include making trips to Cal and Georgia and Notre Dame.

"There's not any more than that," Wright said. "It's just the six schools. There are no leaders."

After putting on a clinic on how to play press coverage and shut down his side of the field in the passing game in Saturday's 35-7 win over Mission Viejo (Calif) High, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Wright updated his recruitment, and talked about his tentative date to visit Michigan

"I'm going to visit Michigan," Wright said. "It's in two or three weeks, but I have to settle on the date."

Like many of his teammates, Wright's focus is on winning a national championship and finishing a third straight undefeated season. The win against Mission Viejo kick-started a tough beginning of the season in which the Ironmen travel to play Manatee High (Brandenton, Fla.) this week and will play St. Edward High (Lakewood, Ohio) on Oct. 8.

"I thought we played a good game on defense and I was real pumped for this one," Wright said. This builds our confidence and lets us know we have a pretty good team going into our second game."

Wright helped change the game with a first-half interception, which came after a switch in the defensive game plan.

"When I picked it off, it really got me going, and got me really into the game," Wright said. "We played a lot of press (coverage) because we saw they were trying to throw to my back side. Once I pressed, nobody could get open on me. It's stopped after that.

"I like locking guys down in the press (coverage). Playing back, I like it, but playing up tight is my thing."

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