2016 Blinn DE/LB Michael Wright discusses his decision to commit to the Blazers

2016 Blinn DE/LB Michael Wright (6-5, 260) has committed to UAB and he told JCFootball.com he knew almost right away that the Blazers were the program for him due to their tight-knit family feel...

"The head coach (Bill Clark) there is really interactive with the players. You don't see that much nowadays," Wright told JCFootball.com recently. "Another big thing was the the program and the situation they are in right now in bringing the program back. All of the coaches are really great too."

"You just had that family feel and I really liked that a lot."

Wright chose the Blazers over offers from New Mexico State, Northwestern State, Central Arkansas and Florida A&M and heavy interest from Fresno State, Cincinnati and Iowa State.

As a sophomore this past season, Wright played both linebacker and defensive end and finished with nine tackles, one sack and two tackles-for-loss.

"I'm good at rushing the quarterback," Wright said. "I have a good 'get off' and I am relentless when I rush the quarterback."

As a prep at Cyrpess Creek High School in Houston, Texas, Wright was a force, but he was unable to get qualified, so he opted to head to Blinn to continue his football career while getting his academics in order.

"Honestly, they were the only program that pursued me," Wright said. "I really liked the program here and the coaches are all great. I am glad I chose to come here."

Wright will finish up his academic work this May and he will have three years to play two starting in 2017 once the Blazers begin playing football again.

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