LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Columbus (Ga.) Carver defensive tackle Gabe Wright is immediately focused on the Under Armour All-American Game, but once it concludes he will turn his attention to trips to see his four finalists.
"I have Alabama coming up this weekend when I get back, then Tennessee, Clemson, and Auburn," Wright said. "My final four schools are my official visits. So I am going to take them and then make my decision on National Signing Day."
At this time, one school stands out above the rest for the 6-foot-3, 273-pound defensive tackle.
"Auburn has been number one for a while," Wright said. "I know the coaching staff is going to be there. They are doing well and did well with young players. They do everything at a very fast pace. It only took one year for a turnaround. Next year I think they will be very good. I just know from being here that there are a lot of guys going to Auburn who are going to make a big difference there."
The four-star Rivals250 defensive lineman talked a bit about Nick Saban's program in Tuscaloosa.
"Alabama is a great football atmosphere," Wright said. "When they travel down the road all of the tickets will be sold and I need some fans, everybody likes having fans."
Another SEC program has also caught his eye.
"Tennessee is a program with a great coaching staff, they are doing well and staying there," Wright said. "Coach Dooley is a great coach. He has really picked it up over the last few games, they just couldn't quite win the nail-biters."
As for Clemson, they remain in the picture as well.
"I like the coaches there, I just have a real good feeling around them," Wright said. "They had an up-and-down year but they are trying to do some big things. I just like how I feel with the Clemson staff."
One school that has faded is Georgia, due in part to a cancelled official visit Wright was supposed to take in late December. As of this time, he doesn't plan to take a mid-week visit to Athens.