Pugh, of course is playing as a true freshman for WVU this year, and has recorded two tackles so far in special teams work.
Even without his recommendation, however, Wright was upbeat about his first-ever visit to WVU.
"It was exactly what I expected," said Wright, who has expressed a desire to play his college football in more of a classic college town. "I want to get away from the big city, and it is perfect there. It's not too small, and not too big."
With the visit having played out as he hoped, Wright appears to be very close to committing to West Virginia. He had not done so yet as of Sunday evening, but it looks as if the call could come at any time.
"There's nothing I am waiting on," Wright said when asked if he were still looking at other schools or interested in taking other visits. "I need to talk to my family about it, because no one was able to come up with me, but I really like West Virginia. They are way ahead."
Wright could play any of five defensive positions for WVU, but enjoys outside linebacker, where he currently patrols the field for Dr. Phillips High School. His team is 2-2 thus far on the young season, but owns a 2-0-district record.
"I really like rushing the passer," said Wright, who is quiet and reserved off the field.
Before too long, he could be doing it in the Gold and Blue as well.