For those who watched the Class 4A-Division II state title game in person at Cowboys Stadium or on television, it was an impressive show of offensive might as Aledo (Texas) defeated La Marque (Texas) by a score of 69-34. Though five-star Aledo running back Johnathan Gray came into the game with all the hype, and justifiably so as he rushed for eight touchdowns that night, La Marque had their own back put on a big performance.
Tim Wright missed the end of the regular season and beginning of the playoffs with a broken foot but rebounded to rush for 202 yards and two touchdowns in the final. A lot of recruiting fans took notice of the 5-foot-10, 185-pound junior that night and so did college coaches. He is now up to a handful of early offers.
"I've been offered by a few schools," Wright said. "Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Kansas State and Missouri have all offered me. Those are the ones I know of so far.
"I haven't really been hearing from too many other schools. I've just been getting letters and stuff. The one coach that came to the school that I know of is Texas A&M."
Wright plans to make an unofficial visit to an in-state school in the near future.
"I'm really looking forward to going to A&M," he said. "They offered me a little while back, like last month. I'm supposed to talk to their coach after spring break and set up a time for me to come there for spring practice."
Wright has also seen a pair of Big 12 campuses for games in the past.
"I've been to a couple of schools before," he said. "I've been to Texas and Texas Tech. I went to Tech when I was a freshman and I went to Texas for a game this past season. I liked both of those places. A&M will the first trip for me this spring though."
With many of the state's top prospects electing to commit early, Wright is no exception. He hopes to make a decision relatively soon.
"I'm going to try and commit early," he said. "I'd like to get my decision done with."
As to where he plans to commit, Wright says there is a good chance it could be to Texas A&M.
"Most likely," he said as to if he plans to commit while in College Station.
Wright was a first-team all-state selection by both the Associated Press and Texas Sportswriters Association this past season. He rushed for 2,338 yards and 24 touchdowns while catching 24 passes with another six scores.