Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes outside linebacker B.J. Wright has been a relatively quiet name during the recruiting process, but he is a player that many college coaches think quite highly of.
“I have pretty much been focused on the season so far, but now that the season is over I am going to start thinking more about recruiting,” Wright said. “We won the state championship and you can’t ask for more than that.”
Wright attended the NIKE camp in Atlanta where he came in at 6-foot-2, 211 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds. He plays defensive end for his high school team, but it is looking more and more like he will play linebacker on the next level.
“I took an official visit to Florida State earlier in the year when they played UAB and it was real cool,” Wright said. “I am supposed to take an official visit to Central Florida soon. Their coach came to visit me at school last week.”
He did 24 reps on the bench press and has a 350-pound bench press max in addition to a 450-pound squat. He ran the shuttle 4.34 seconds and had a 33-inch vertical jump at the NIKE camp.
As a junior Wright was named to the class 5A all-state team as well as the all-region team. He was also an all-region selection as a sophomore. In his all-state campaign in 2003 Wright racked up 35 unassisted tackles, 28 assisted tackles, 14 tackles for loss and seven sacks.
“Right now my top three are Florida, Florida State and Auburn,” Wright said. “I am still looking at Alabama and Central Florida some too because they have both offered already.”