Making It Official

After speaking with Recardo Wright on Sunday evening, it was fairly clear that West Virginia was the huge favorite for his services, and he made it official this afternoon by committing to WVU.

Wright, who had 134 tackles as a junior to grab most improved defensive player honors, only needed to talk with his parents and his coach before making West Virginia his choice.

"Like I told you last night, West Virginia was just the perfect place for me," Wright said after wrapping up practice with Dr. Phillips High School on Monday. "Everyone up there treated me very nicely, I love the town, and it was just great. My parents want me to be happy, and they know I will be happy there."

Wright, who has an eye on majoring in sports management, was relieved to get the decision out of the way. He's one of several Panthers being recruited by Division 1 schools, but is the first to make a commitment.

"My teammates congratulated me on my commitment, but then it was right back to work. Now I have to step my game up even more," said the enthusiastic Wright. "This week's game is my first project."

Wright has already done very well so far, racking up 45 tackles, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in just four games this year. He is one of the few senior starters on a young team, and wants to leave a good legacy behind when he moves on to West Virginia.

"Like WVU, we're a young team," Wright said. "We have a lot of juniors and sophomores starting, and there's only about 10-15 seniors on the whole team. I want to leave my stamp on this program."

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