Trinity High (Ky.) has taken on a murderous schedule so far taking on some of Kentucky's best teams and also some of Cincinnati's most talented schools and now they have a 3-1 record to show for it. Sophomore quarterback Travis Wright is starting for the first time in his career and putting on quite a show.
Wright has completed 81 or 107 passes, almost a 76 percent completion percentage. But Wright isn't just a pocket passer.
"I consider the strengths of my game to be the fact that I can make something happen when a play breaks down," Wright said. "I am a mobile quarterback; I can throw not only on the run, but I have a strong pocket presence as well. I always keep my eyes down field and I have great vision. I am decisive and I can respond to adversity and play well under pressure," he continued.
Amazingly, Wright is only in tenth grade, but he's starting for one of the state's best football programs. Wright felt the adjustment was difficult, but now he's making strides.
"It was difficult, not as much mentally as physically. The mental process took some time and I had to get good at making faster reads, having faster decisiveness and being faster mentally and physically," he continued. "I had to get bigger and stronger and bring my ‘A' game every day to the weight room as well as practice," he finished.
It should be no surprise that Wright's goal is to win a state title this year. With the talent on hand, Trinity has a great shot at accomplishing that goal.
"(A state championship) would be such a huge accomplishment for me as well as my team," said Wright. "It would look impressive for a sophomore to lead a team to a state championship," said Wright.
On the personal side, Wright wants to maintain that great completion percentage. "I would also like to have the highest completion percentage ever at Trinity. It won't be easy to accomplish, but I believe I can do anything if I work for it," said Wright.
As a sophomore, Wright's contact with college coaches is limited, and there are no offers on the table at this point. But Wright was invited to Kentucky this past weekend. He wasn't able to attend, however.
Wright will undoubtedly be recruited by both Louisville and Kentucky as his high school career goes along. But Travis also likes a couple of other out of state programs.