The Freshman Fifteen - Jameson Wright

A hitter with a solid foundation of skills that was recruited to Wisconsin by Charlie Partridge, Jameson Wright can be a key contributor in UW's secondary, bringing in a big body with solid speed. Badger Nation gets to know Wright a little better in its new series.

MADISON - Widely considered one of the top defensive prospects in the area after his junior year, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound Jameson Wright had a minimal offer list that included only Bethune Cookman and Hampton. What Defensive Line Coach Charlie Partridge saw that he was a hitter that had a solid foundation of skills.

But did Partridge know about Wright's greatest accomplishment? Favorite television show?

In a new series for subscribers, Badger Nation does a meet and greet with the newer members of the Wisconsin football team, shedding a light on some of the unknown kids that figure to be important parts of the Badgers' future.

Asking 15 questions, we call this segment the Freshman Fifteen.

What's been the hardest part for you adjusting to college life?

Wright: College life is more doing stuff on your own without your parents guiding you, so you have to stay on top of everything without their help. They help you growing up, but now the big thing is trying to tough it out.

What's been the hardest part adjusting to college football?

Wright: College football is all about the speed. It's a step faster than high school and it's amazing when you come up here and you are going against people you saw on television in high school. It's a lot faster. Everything is past paced basically.

Since you arrived here, how have you changed your body to prepare for the college game?

Wright: I've probably gained 10 pounds since coming here. I've been working hard in the weight room and having Herb keep my body right.

How is Madison different than your home city of Fort Pierce, Florida? What's the biggest difference?

Wright: Madison has a lot more people. It's more populated and there's a lot going on at all times. You have to stay more focused basically.

What is your major?

Wright: I am not sure yet. I want to be sure that when I pick my major, I pick the right thing.

What are you hoping to do after college?

Wright: I am thinking physical therapy or something like that. I just want to see what happens.

What's your favorite place on the Madison campus?

Wright: That's hard. Probably State Street or being here in this football atmosphere the whole time.

What's your least favorite place on campus?

Wright: Just staying in the dorm. I hate staying at home. I always want to be out doing something and keeping busy.

What do you enjoy doing most in your free time when you get the chance to kick back and relax?

Wright: When I get some free time, I just like to hang out and rest. We're basically busy all the time, so I like to get some sleep when I can.

What music do you like to listen to, what TV shows do you like to watch and what food do you like to eat?

Wright: I like rap music. I listen to my favorite artist Lil Wayne. My favorite show is Everybody Hates Chris. I really laugh hard at that show. I really love hamburgers and pizza, stuff like that.

Who do you live with and how is that going?

Wright: I am living with Michael Trotter and he has my dying laughing all the time.

What's the most interesting thing you've learn about him since you starting living with him?

Wright: He is a very funny guy. He's not non-stop wild, but he'll get you to laugh at anything, especially when he is around his twin brother.

Where does your biggest support come from? Family? Friends? Teammates?

Wright: I would say it's even between family and teammates. That's what made me feel very comfortable when I got here. My fellow DBs, Antonio Fenelus and guys like that treated me like a brother, and that meant a lot to me. It made me feel very good about the situation.

What's your parents reaction to you playing college football here, being on your own for the first time and starting your journey at this school?

Wright: They are excited and are very happy for me. My little brother watches the games on television and is excited that he has a big brother playing on the next level. I try to encourage him the best I can so he can follow me one day.

It doesn't have to be football related, but what do you feel has been the greatest accomplishment of your life?

Wright: I have always been able to bypass obstacles. I have had a bunch of things in my way and I always have survived them. I think that's my greatest accomplishment.

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