Wright Plans First Official Visit

RAMSEY, N.J. — Scout.com's No. 5 cornerback in the country, Yuri Wright, holds double-digit BCS offers, but is eying just five schools as he prepares to set his official visit. Wright spoke about his first official visit and the five schools in contention for visits before he makes his decision.

RAMSEY, N.J. — With the Don Bosco Prep regular season ending two days before the annual clash between Ohio State and Michigan, four-star cornerback Yuri Wright hopes to be in Ann Arbor, Mich., on his first official visit.

Greg Toal, head coach of Scout.com's No. 1 ranked high school, told his six FBS senior prospects that they can take one official visit before the season ends and all others have to wait. For Wright, he hopes his schedule allows him to officially visit Michigan No. 26 for the Wolverines' season finale.

"I'm going out to the Michigan, Ohio State game and that's going to be my first official," Wright said. "That's going to be unbelievable.

"I really like Michigan. They have tradition and have a lot of great cornerbacks come from there. I need to learn more about them, though, so hopefully I make it there for my official."

Along with Michigan, Wright named California, Michigan State, Colorado and Rutgers has his top five. He said other schools remain in the mix, but declined to go into details.

Unofficially, Wright has been to Colorado and Rutgers and is considering both for official visits as well.

"I have a really good relationship with [Rutgers defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley] and [Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano] there," Wright said. "I feel like I can really go there and grow and get better playing for those two role models."

Additionally, former teammate and Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova and Rutgers commit Leonte Carroo are on him to commit to the Scarlet Knights.

"They're pushing me to go to Rutgers," Wright said. "It's fun having them both in my ear."

Wright recently expressed interest to Scout.com of playing far away from his home in New York, but clarified his statement to including Rutgers after his team's 35-0 victory Saturday over Ridgewood.

"The only school I'm looking at close to home is Rutgers," Wright said. "I'm not afraid to leave New York and New Jersey to make a name for myself. I really like some schools far away from home, but I also like Rutgers. I like them a lot."

In the victory over Ridgewood, Wright caught a touchdown pass in his first career game as receiver. After the game, however, Wright said he is only interested in playing corner at the college level.

"It was actually my first day playing receiver," Wright said. "I just got put there this week. I've played receiver all my life, so it's a natural fit everything. … It gives us more of a threat in the passing game [with] me and Leonte."


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