Update on Bryan Wright

Bryan Wright (Northwestern HS CB) and Tim Brown (Northwestern HS WR) have led Northwestern HS (Miami, FL) to a 7-1 record thus far, including a perfect 5-0 in district play. The Bulls' most recent victory, a 41-18 decision over perennial Florida power Central, was just another indication of the outstanding senior-laden talent that has been leading the way for the Bulls all year.

"We played really well," stated Bryan Wright, in reference to Northwestern's defeat of Central last weekend.

"We played Central and we beat them 41-18. This was the last district game and the playoffs start this week [i.e., tomorrow]," continued Wright.

The Bulls were led by their senior stars, namely Bryan Wright and Tim Brown. In total, Wright and Brown accounted for 3 touchodwn scores. For the third consecutive game, Wright snagged an interception, and against Central returned it for a score. Brown accounted for 2 scores, one on a kickoff return (95 yards) and another on a 20 yard reception.

With district games over the playoffs are all set to begin. The Bulls open up against South (Miami, FL) (5-3) Friday evening.

For Wright, Brown, their teammates and many of the HS players in south Florida last weekend was the first opportunity to suit up and get back on the gridiron in several weeks. Not only did Hurricane Wilma postpone, and in some case cancel many games, but plenty of damage was also left behind.

For many of the folks in the southern part of the sunshine state, football became second fiddle when typical commodities such as light and heat, so often taken for granted, were unavailable for weeks.

"I don't have any terrible damage here but power did just go back on for us. There are trees all over the road and branches everywhere," stated Wright.

Recruiting-wise, things continue as before with Wright in terms of offers and where his interest lies. However, one development has taken place since we last caught up with the Northwestern HS star.

"Pittsburgh seems like they're more interested. They've asked to see some of my tapes."

Wright, who received a Rutgers offer shortly after his impressive performance at the Rutgers Camp in New Jersey, has had some opportunities to watch the Knights on the tube.

"I've watched them. I think they're getting better and better. I saw the Pittsburgh game. It was unbelievable how they were scoring so fast," said Wright.

Wright, who is quite aware of the fact that despite being a freshman, the opportunity to play may come immediately, has developed a special relationship with Scarlet Knights Coach Chris Demarest.

"He's a really cool dude and he's really energetic."

An outstanding student taking multiple Advanced Placement courses, Wright is already fully qualified.

As far as what he is looking for in his future collegiate team, "I just want to be on a team that is going to get better and better each time out. And I want to get a good education."

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