Back in early February Rivals.com told you about Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips outside linebacker/safety Recardo Wright. After a coaching change and the May evaluation period, Wright now has the attention of dozens of college coaches.
"There are a lot of schools that are all over him," Phillips head coach Kevin Pettis said. "I don't know who all has and hasn't offered for sure yet, but I know some of them that has offered are West Virginia, Syracuse, Northwestern, Minnesota, Michigan, Ole Miss, Alabama and Central Florida. I know that Florida State and Miami have not offered, but they have both talked about it and are really recruiting him hard."
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Wright runs the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds and attended several camps throughout the summer.
"I know that some of the schools at the top of his list are Florida State, Florida, Miami, West Virginia and Alabama," Pettis said. "I think he is leaning to Florida State right now and I figure that they will probably offer at some point. I know they really like him a lot and they call me about him."
Wright, who led the team in tackles during his junior year, is ranked as a three-star prospect and the No. 65 player in Florida by Rivals.com.
"He is such a great player," Pettis said. "He may be the best player that I've ever had and I have had some good ones. I thought it would take a long time to find one better than Matt Dunham from last year, but Recardo is right up there. I wish I had 100 of him, if I did, we would never lose."
One of the big questions is what position Wright will play, not only in college, but this season.
"He's such an athlete that you could play him a lot of places," Pettis said. "I think we are going to use him as a strong safety. As far as colleges go, some have talked about safety, some as a linebacker. He's so athletic he could play a number of positions."