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The WPIAL and Western Pennsylvania has plenty of talented players for the Class of 2019.
Names like Corey Thomas, RJ Hart, Todd Hill and Marlin Devonshire are definitely names you’ll be hearing a lot about over the next two years.
Another name sure to get a bunch of attention is a player the Pitt staff offered yesterday and that’s Farrell 2019 linebacker Kyi Wright.
It was a big moment for Wright (6-3, 215) because it was his first college scholarship and you can be sure it won’t be his last.
Congrats to Kyi Wright, his first offer is in…Pitt pic.twitter.com/c5Q1BMCGts
— Dan Dragicevic (@DanDragicevic) May 11, 2017
“I was very excited when I got the news (yesterday morning). I was in class and they called me down to the office and that’s when I got the news that Pitt offered,” said Wright.
“I was very excited to get my first offer. They’ve been in the school about three times to check in on me and they came to one of my games this year too when we played Clairton. Coach Hill was the Pitt coach that offered. He called my head coach and then he relayed the news to me.”
Although he’s able to play both tight end too, Pitt is recruiting Wright as a linebacker. The super sophomore tells me that this weekend he’ll be participating in the Rivals Camp in Columbus, Ohio and will be working out there as both a tight end and linebacker. Despite being 6′-3 and 215 pounds and the likelihood of growing, Wright tells me that he’d like to still have his college position remain at linebacker.
Wright is a two sports star playing both basketball and football but had an interesting response when I asked him what’s his biggest strength as a football player.
“I’d say my biggest strength as a football player is breaking down film. I consider myself a student of the game. I like to see how other teams operate.”
Pat Narduzzi and Pitt were the first to offer but they’re not the only school that’s in contact with Wright and you can expect this attention to continue for the next couple of years.
“Northwestern came to watch me workout yesterday and they’re showing interest. I’ve received mail from Florida State, North Carolina, Penn State, Notre Dame and Rutgers,” said Wright.
Although it’s likely not to come anytime soon, when it comes times to make his decision Wright will remember which school offered him first.
“I think it could potentially play a factor, also considering that Pitt’s close to home because I have a lot of family here. Location of my college school isn’t a big factor to me but I think my mother would like me to stay close to home because I’m an only child.”
Pittsburgh Sports Now will be sure to follow the recruitment of Farrell’s Kyi Wright up until his decision day.