Wright says yes to Canes

Today defending national champion and top-ranked Miami landed the quarterback widely regarded as No. 1 when Kyle Wright of Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif., committed to the Canes.

The 6-4, 200-pound, Wright chose the Hurricanes over Tennessee and Southern
Cal after earlier eliminating Texas and Oklahoma. He took unofficial visits
to all five finalists during a 15-day coast-to-coast swing last month.

In all likelihood Wright¹s the best pro-style, classic drop-back passer in
the Class of 2003 and fits perfectly into Miami¹s offense. That¹s the type
of system Wright runs at Monte Vista High School and he appreciates the
importance of a balanced attack.

Wright, who starts his season Friday, wanted to get his decision out of the
way so he could concentrate on his high school campaign and early
graduation. He will enroll at Miami in January and compete with Florida
transfer Brock Berlin for the job Ken Dorsey will vacate after this season.

Wright, who threw for 3,015 yards and 26 TDs as a junior, runs a 4.6 time in
the 40 and has excellent agility. He is fully qualified with a 3.3 grade
point average and a 1000 score on his SAT.

UT¹s focus on Charlotte Independence senior quarterback Chris Leak will now
intensify. Last week Leak set a new North Carolina state passing record and
is on the verge of breaking several national marks.

Wright roomed with North Carolina quarterback Chris Leak while at the Elite
11 Camp sponsored by Student Sports in California last month.

Vol fans hopes he¹s figuring Miami is the better option because he knows
Leak will choose Tennessee.

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