This past Saturday it was a match-up of two of the top junior college linebackers – Dodge City (Kan.) Community College star E.J Kuale against Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College star Barry “The Pipe” Wright. And Wright’s team came out on top 38-8 and the 5-foot-11, 215-pound inside linebacker said he showed everybody who’s the best.
“I had about 10 tackles or so,” Wright said. “They already knew that I was the best in the Jayhawk Conference, and I went out there and showed them again. We took care of business from the beginning and just owned them.”
Wright, originally from Pensacola, Fla., said things are starting to heat up on the recruiting front. With scholarship offers already from LSU, South Carolina and West Virginia, the stud linebacker has lined up his first official visit.
“I’m going to visit West Virginia on November 14,” he said. “We’re off that week before we get ready for our bowl game, so I’m going to go up there and check them out. We have a few guys from Coffeyville that have gone up there, so I’m going to check it out and see what it’s all about.”
Wright said he’s been getting weekly calls from Florida State, Florida, LSU and West Virginia and those consist of his top teams at this point.
“All but Florida State and Florida have offered me,” he said. “They haven’t done it yet, but they will.”
Wright said Coffeyville will face Highland (Kan.) Community College in the first round of the Jayhawk Conference playoffs on Saturday.