2014 LB Likes Two

Somari Wright said he knew early on this season that Cameron Yoe had what it took to win state this season.

"The first day of two-a-days, when we went, I was like man, we have the team, we have the athletes around us," Wright said. "All we have to do is get stronger and get faster and we can do it."

Cameron Yoe did it Friday in beating Daingerfield 38-20, with its 2014 linebacker bringing home Defensive MVP honors for the game after making 14 tackles, including two for loss, and an interception. In winning, the Yoemen wrapped up a 15-0 season, just two seasons after coming oh-so-close in the 2010 state title game. Wright was a freshman that year, but said that it served as motivation for Saturday's victory.

"That's all I wanted," Wright said. "I wanted to take my team to the state championship and then get the title."

Wright's performance has attracted the attention of college recruiters, with the 6-foot-1, 210-pound outside linebacker prospect hearing most from LSU.

"I was supposed to go down there to a football game, but I wasn't able to make it," Wright said. "So I'm going to try and get down there for a camp or something."

Wright doesn't have any offers as of yet, but expect that to change before too long. And when his recruiting attention does pick up, keep an eye on in-state schools Baylor and Texas A&M.

"Those are my top schools, the ones I'm looking at the most," Wright said.

Wright said he liked Baylor because they have both a good football program and strong educational opportunities.

"I just love their school," Wright said.

And Wright said he was watching Texas A&M as a school of interest even before the Aggies exploded for their 10-2 breakout season.

"I just want to go there because I like their football program," Wright said. "Manziel, man, he came out of nowhere. He did well, he won the Heisman, and they've been playing well.

"But what really encouraged me was that they just develop good athletes," Wright said. "And when they beat Alabama, I was like man, they sure know how to get the job done."

Texas was out to evaluate Wright last spring and sent the linebacker a questionnaire. So what are his thoughts on the Longhorns, a team he grew up liking?

"That's like the third school that I would go to," Wright said. "But it's really Baylor and A&M. Texas, if I get a good offer or something, I would take it. But it's really Baylor and A&M."

Wright said he was looking for two things in his school of choice: a strong academic institution — Wright wants to be a dentist — and a strong overall athletic program. He plans to play baseball in the spring.

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