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Wrights success aids recruitment

Since Travis Wright became the starting quarterback at Louisville (Ky.) Trinity last season, all the program has done is go 24-1, win a state title in 2010 and ascend to the top spot in the current RivalsHigh 100 national rankings.
"We're taking it one game at a time," Wright said. "We've been doing it all season. I think we'll give it a run for state again."
At last check, the 6-feet, 185-pounder had thrown for 1,797 yards, 21 touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 70 percent of his passes.
"I can let it fly when I need to," Wright said, after being asked about his arm strength. "I can make any throw on the field. I feel like I'm more accurate than anything, but I can get the ball where it needs to go. My strength as of now is from the shotgun. But I can roll out and throw on the run."
According to Wright, he has yet to earn any scholarship offers but is receiving strong interest from Louisville, Mississippi State and Nebraska.
"I think they're getting pretty close," Wright said. "I would have to say Mississippi State and Louisville [are recruiting him hardest]. Mississippi State invited me to three or four games, but I haven't been able to make the trip yet. I have gone to Louisville games. I would say five or so. I'm getting stuff from Mississippi State once or twice a week. Louisville sends the same amount really. Nebraska sends me two things in the mail every week or two."
Wright, who attended the Elite 11 Camp in Columbus, Ohio, earlier this year, said he also is hearing from schools such as Alabama, Georgia and Western Kentucky.
For now, Wright's focus is not on his recruitment; it's on the upcoming playoffs, his team's quest for another state crown and its possible run at a national championship.
"I feel like I have a lot more experience this year," Wright said. "I just stepped up my game a lot in the offseason. I added weight and did some things I needed to do to make sure I could perform better."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kneebs01@aol.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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