The nation’s top cornerback prospect, Yuri Wright (Ramsey, N.J./Don Bosco Prep), has more than three dozen scholarship offers from programs across the country.
Yuri Wright is the nation's top cornerback prospect. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder is in the process of evaluating scholarship offers from more than 30 programs.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder is in the process of evaluating his list of schools and narrowing his field. There are five schools currently to watch where Wright is concerned, but he admits that other programs could definitely enter the mix.
“I don’t really have a top five or anything like that,” Wright said. “I do like (in no order) Michigan, Notre Dame, Colorado, Rutgers and Georgia right now.”
Alabama, Oregon, South Carolina and others are also programs to watch here.
At this point, Wright said the Fighting Irish and Buffaloes are “recruiting him the hardest”, along with the in-state Scarlet Knights. He made an unofficial visit to Colorado with teammate Elijah Shumate a couple of months back and the Buffs appear to be factor.
“I really enjoyed that trip to Colorado,” Wright said. “They are showing me a lot of love.”
Geography isn’t going to play a big role in Wright’s decision.
“It doesn’t matter to me because I am sort of trying to get away from home,” he said. “Right now, I want to pick the school where I feel at home at and I get the opportunity to play. I want to pick the school that feels like family. If that’s in California or wherever, I will go there. I want the program to be a close-knit family so when I see people there I feel like I am going home.”
Wright is part of a loaded Don Bosco Prep team with no less than five high-end BCS-level prospects. He was under-the-radar a bit until his film started circulating. There aren’t many 6-foot-2 cornerbacks that can redirect and run like Wright.
“I am very excited that I have the opportunity to be one of the top prospects in the country,” Wright said. “I am basically trying to get to some schools for some visits to start building relationships with some of the coaches.”
Wright hopes to swing south for one visit in particular next month.
“I hope to get to Georgia in July,” Wright said. “I might be going on that unofficial. Besides that, I am still trying to set some things up.” Wright also is working out daily preparing for his senior high school season. “I have basically just been trying to get stronger,” he said. “I need to put on some more bulk and add some more strength.”
Following the summer, Wright says he hopes to narrow his list down to five schools and then start taking the majority of his official visits following his team’s football season, meaning a decision close to signing day is probable.
Wright is a five-star prospect with an overall grade of 98 according to 247Sports and checks in as the nation’s No. 12 overall prospect.