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Yuri Wright

  • Cornerback
  • Ramsey, NJ (Don Bosco Prep )
  • Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 175
  • Age: 21 yrs 1 mo
  • | 40: 4.50 2012 - ...
  • Colorado Buffaloes

  • Year: Junior

As a Recruit: Wright was recruited from Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) class of 2012. He committed to Colorado on 1/24/2012. He was recruited by Greg Brown .





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COLLEGE- Earned starting job for Colorado as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL—A SuperPrep All-American, he was ranked the No. 27 defensive back in the country by the publication and was the No. 10 player from New Jersey and the top cornerback from the Garden State on that list. A PrepStar Dreamteam member ranked the No. 52 player and No. 2 cornerback in the country. ESPN ranks him No. 40 on its ESPNU150 list where he is the No. 4 cornerback, No. 2 player from New Jersey and No. 8 player in the Atlantic Region. ESPNHS tabbed him second-team All-America. Rivals ranks him as the No. 85 player in the country, the No. 7 cornerback and he is the top cornerback from New Jersey and No. 3 player from the state on its lists. Scout lists him on its Scout300 list and he is the No. 10 defensive back nationally. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 47 prospect nationally and he’s the No. 4 cornerback and No. 3 player from New Jersey on the list. MaxPreps/Lemming ranks him as the No. 100 player in the country and No. 7 cornerback. He played in the Army All-American Bowl Game as one of 90 participants in San Antonio. As a senior, he earned first-team All-New Jersey by MGSVarsity and ESPNHS while also earning first-team All-North Jersey and first-team All-Bergen County honors. His junior season was his first playing varsity at Don Bosco and he earned second-team honors on the All-North Jersey and All-Bergen County squads. He compiled 83 tackles and nine interceptions in his career. As a senior, he had 38 tackles with three interceptions and 10 pass break-ups. He returned one fumble recovery into a touchdown. Playing spot duties at wide receiver, he caught four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. His junior season he had 45 tackles and six interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns. On special teams, he played on several special teams units including punt blocks and on kickoffs. Under coach Greg Tool, Don Bosco Prep compiled a perfect 23-0 record during his two years (11-0 as a senior; 12-0 as a junior) and was ranked the No. 1 team in the country by most ranking services his senior year and in the top three by most his junior season. He originally favored basketball and lettered three seasons at Don Bosco, helping the team to a 55-23 record (15-7 as a junior; 18-10 as a sophomore; 22-6 as a freshman) in his three seasons playing varsity.

PERSONAL—He was born March 5, 1993, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, an island in the southern portion of the Windward Islands at the southern end and eastern border of the Caribbean Sea. He enjoys playing basketball, fishing and cricket. In his spare time, he volunteers at a soup kitchen and at a daycare.


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