Red Raiders in the Mix for James Wright?

Belle Chasse wide receiver James Wright has some big offers, including Alabama, LSU, Texas Tech, Tennessee, and Nebraska. Wright was in Austin for the UT/Texas Tech game last weekend. What were his impressions of the Red Raiders, and what are his top schools at this point? Come inside to find out.

James Wright, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound three-star wide receiver from Belle Chasse High School in Louisiana says his three favorite schools remain Texas Tech, Alabama and LSU – but he also admits that Tennessee is still in the mix.

"They're at number four right now," Wright said. "That's the only one I haven't gone to yet, so I'd like to take a visit there and see what it's like.

"Things are getting better for Tennessee," he said. "They played a good game against Florida and proved they have a solid program."

He is being recruited by Vols wide receivers coach Frank Wilson and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron. "They are cool people," he said. "They tell it how it is and are real cool and laid-back."

Wright, ranked as the No. 96 wide receiver in the country by, hasn't scheduled any official visits yet. "I'll do that after the season," he said. "I'm not worried about that now."

He did attend the Texas Tech/Texas game on Sept. 19, but that was in Austin.

"Tech is looking pretty good," he said. "They did good against Texas. It's a decent program and I just like the way the receivers play. They like to throw the ball a lot and have a really explosive offense."

The Red Raiders/Longhorns game was the only one he's attended this year. He says he plans on attending the LSU versus Florida game on Oct. 10 in Louisiana and the Alabama/LSU game in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Nov. 7. Both will be unofficial.

"I like LSU a lot," he said about the Tigers.

He says he's being recruited by Tigers running back/special teams coach Larry Porter. "We talk a lot," he said. "He's cool too. He says I'm a good fit for them and that they'd give me a chance to play early. He says that I could bring the best out of their offense.

"But I like Alabama a lot too," he said. "They have great tradition and it's really all the same stuff I like about LSU and Tennessee too."

Wright says he doesn't have a favorite amongst his top three. "They're all the same," he said. "They all have solid football and solid academics.

"I can't even say who's impressed me the most so far," he said. "It's still early and it's hard to tell who is playing the best. I think all the schools have a shot to go far this season."

Belle Chasse High School has started out their 2009 season 2-1. They opened up with a 26-28 loss at South Plaquemines High School on Sept. 4, but followed that up with wins over McDonogh (34-12) and Clark (41-18). Wright has 14 catches for 340 yards and five touchdowns in those three games.

Wright wants to go into a pharmacy program and reports a 3.7 core GPA and a 19 ACT, which he expects to retake, with no set date.

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