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Pitt FB Recruiting

Kyi Wright Doesn’t Want to Miss Chance to Play for Hometown School



High school football players across the country are starting to notice that college football teams’ recruiting classes are filling up.

A school only has a certain amount of scholarships and if a player waits too long, they run the risk of that scholarship not being commitable.

A prime example of this could be Farrell star athlete Kyi Wright.

Pitt has been at the top of Wright’s list of schools ever since they were the first team to offer him last year.

Wright has known from the start how much Pat Narduzzi and his staff wanted him but he also saw the run on commitments the Panthers have received since last Friday.

Last night, just a day after releasing his top three schools, Wright decided to end his recruitment and join Pitt’s Class of 2019.

“Within the last 24 hours, I talked with my family and my coaches and just felt that Pitt was the best place for me. It’s also a place that I’ve known that I wanted to go,” said Wright.

“After coming out with my final three, I approached my father and told her that I think Pitt should be my choice. It pretty much was down to two schools and Pitt was just higher for me than North Carolina.”

The fact that Wright committed so soon after releasing his final three was a bit surprising, I asked him what Narduzzi’s reaction was.

”We talked a little bit Wednesday night and then when we talked again this morning (Thursday), I told him I wanted to commit and become a Panther, he and the rest of the staff were very excited,” said Wright.”

Wright has the physical ability to play multiple positions in college but for now the Pitt staff has a position in mind.

”For now, we’ve talked about me playing linebacker but they also said that can change at any given time. I believe I can play either inside or outside linebacker,” said Wright.

“I’ve been paying attention to all the kids that have committed to Pitt and I really didn’t want to pass on this opportunity.”

Wright is Pitt’s 13th commitment and the 10th on the defensive side of the ball.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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