”They offered me in the middle of the school year last year,” Wright said. ”I was very shocked and very pleased. I didn’t know much about Syracuse at first. I knew it was a good school to get an offer from and it was my first offer so I was excited.”
On Monday, schools were able to communicate with class of 2016 prospects via social media and through regular mail. Wright was one of the first players that the Orange had on their list to contact.
“Eric White contacted me on Monday,” Wright said. “He said they’ve been waiting for September 1st for a long time so they could talk to me. He said they want me to come up for a visit with Koby (Quansah). He said they wrote a bunch of letters for me but needed my address to send them to me so I gave him my address.
”It meant a lot for him to reach out. It just shows that I’m one of those kids that they’re very interested and of course I’m going to show that same interest because they’re a great school. It made me feel good that they were one of the first ones to contact me.”
Wright is teammates with linebacker Koby Quansah, who also holds a Syracuse offer. The two talented northeast prospects have discusses the possibility of remaining on the same squad at the next level.
”Yeah we always talk about how it would be great to play together,” Wright said. “No matter what school we go to, we just feel like we’re going to be a dynamic duo.”
While the recruiting process is still in its infancy for the 6-foot-2 junior, Wright thinks highly of the Orange.
”I’m very interested in Syracuse,” Wright said. “They have a great staff. Everything I’ve seen about the school, it’s great. I just have to see it in person.”
Even with early interest, don’t expect Wright to make a decision any time soon.
”I would like to take the recruiting process slow,” Wright said. “I just want to see where it takes me because I’m still young. I would like to visit all colleges before I make my decision and make sure I find the right college that fits me.
”What I’m looking for in a school is knowing that I’ll always be supported. Somewhere I know that I can be home if I need to be home. So not too far away.”