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NEO star leaning toward WSU, OSU

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Miami (Okla.) Northeastern Oklahoma A&M strongside defensive end Abraham Wright is one of the better defensive end prospects that not many recruiting followers hasn’t heard about.
However, with scholarship offers with more than six teams, he’s a guy that’s about to become a household name.
“Abraham Wright is a serious player,” NEO coach Dale Patterson said. “He’s really developed into a heck of a prospect. He’s what you’re looking for in a pass rushing defensive end. He’s got the size, the speed and the frame.”
Speaking of size, speed and frame, Wright is 6-foot-3, 248 pounds and has been clocked at 4.7-seconds in the 40-yard dash. He also can bench-press 360 pounds and squat 440 pounds.
He’s used that size and frame to rack up four sacks and six tackles for a loss this season.
“I’m doing what I expect,” Wright said. “I feel I could contribute more to the team. I haven’t been playing to my best ability, but I’m going to pick it up the next few games. I guess I’m doing really well, but I’m just never satisfied.”
Wright, who is originally from Oklahoma City (Okla.) Southeast, will graduate in December and have three years to play three seasons. That has made him an attractive prospect and he has written offers from Washington State, UCF, Louisiana Tech, Temple, Tulsa and just picked up an oral offer last week from Washington.
But Washington State and Oklahoma State are his top two teams at this point.
“I’m focused on Washington State, but Oklahoma State is set me up to visit in December,” Wright said. “But the thing is that I’m going to graduate in December, so I don’t know how I’m going to squeeze all these visits in.”
And that could be good news for OSU, if the Cowboys decide to offer him.
“I grew up in Oklahoma and my mom graduated from Oklahoma State,” Wright said. “Robert Jones is also my cousin. So I have a lot of people telling me I have to go to Oklahoma State.”
But at this point, OSU hasn’t offered, which has more than opened the door Washington State.
“I like that they were the first big time program to come up and offer me,” Wright said.
“They came out here and offered me in the summer. I saw them in the Rose Bowl last year against Oklahoma and they have a great new coach. They’re also in the BCS poll, so they must be really good.”
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