In an e-mail message two weeks ago, Wright told BadgerNation.com he was "waiting to make a formal announcement pending a trip to Wisconsin at the end of June." But his prep coach, Charlie Wegher, told the State Journal that Wright had make a commitment to UW and that the multi-talented athlete could suit up as a wide receiver or place kicker for the Badgers.
Wright connected on 13 of 16 field goal attempts, including a long of 49 yards, and 43 of 44 extra point attempts last season. He also caught 66 passes for 1,076 yards and eight touchdowns and was named first-team All-California Interscholastic Federation Division 4.
Chris Sailer, a nationally renowned special teams expert, has Wright ranked as a four-and-a-half star kicking prospect and the No. 8 place kicker available in the class of 2006. He has qualified for Sailer's Top 12 Summer Camp July 25-28.
Wright is the fourth senior-to-be to give a verbal commitment to UW, joining Dan Sheeran, a 6-3, 200-pound wide receiver from Cross River (N.Y.) John Jay, Daven Jones, a 6-foot, 174-pound wide receiver from Cleveland Glenville, and Jake Bscherer, a 6-7, 275-pound offensive tackle from Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
For more on Wright please see: Player Spotlight: JT Wright