Ohio State currently holds 16 commits in the class of 2012, with 14 pledges coming from in-state prospects.
Wright has Michigan and Rutgers atop his list, but he'd love to hear from Urban Meyer and Ohio State.
With the hiring of Urban Meyer on Monday, look for the Buckeyes to finish strong.
With Ohio State getting a guy of Meyer’s caliber and reputation, prospects from all over the country will at least take the time to hear what he has to say.
Mark down the nation’s top cornerback and No. 19 prospect overall in Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco’s Yuri Wright as someone that would like to hear from Meyer. Michigan and Rutgers currently top his list.
“That’s good news,” Wright said, adding when asked if he’d be interested in the Buckeyes, “heck yeah.”
Chicago (Ill.) Simeon offensive tackle Jordan Diamond already had Ohio State among his top schools, along with the likes of Arkansas, Iowa, Miami, Michigan and Wisconsin.
“I’ve always looked at the Buckeyes program as an opportunity,” Diamond said. He is the nation's No. 8 offensive tackle and No. 62 prospect overall. “Getting Urban Meyer, he was such a great coach and won National Championships at Florida.
“I’ve only seen him on TV. He carries himself well. He’s a person I’d like to meet and build a relationship with. I want to see what kind of person he is live man to man. I really don’t know much about him. That’s something I’m looking forward to.”
Look for Meyer and his new staff to get in the mix with prospects committed elsewhere. Penn State cornerback commit Armani Reeves is intrigued by the new hire.
“I would listen but I haven’t really thought about it,” Reeves said. He is ranked as the nation’s No. 5 cornerback and No. 61 prospect overall.
“It’s good to see such a highly-known coach back. He’s done great things, and like he did at Florida, he will do great things there. Ohio State is a good program and has a lot of talent always, so it should be interesting to see what he does there.”
Sounds like Ohio State will have a chance to get in the mix for the nation’s No. 12 running back and No. 200 prospect overall in Olney (Md.) Good Counsel’s Wes Brown.
“They will be considered for an official,” his mother told 247Sports.
Check back for more comments from many of the nation’s top seniors on the hiring of Meyer to Ohio State.