Wright Changes Visits

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Matt Wright , an all-state selection who is one of the top remaining in-state targets still uncommitted, has shaken up his official visit schedule for this month. Having already been to the University of Maryland on an official visit, the Phoebus (Hampton, VA) star plans to take at least three officials this month before making his decision.

“I’ve pretty much dropped South Carolina and N.C. State has fallen back,” Wright said. “I’m now going to visit UNC this weekend. I’m going to Tech on the 20th and, right now, I have UVa scheduled for the 28th.”

Virginia Tech has been high on his list since the beginning. At this point, Wright is definitely planning to take the UVa official visit before committing anywhere and doesn’t expect to decide after the weekend of the 20th.

“I’m looking at UVa regardless,” Wright replied when asked if he could make a decision following his official to Virginia Tech. “I don’t think there’s any way I decide before [he takes his official visit to Virginia].”

Virginia head coach Al Groh was in-home with Matt last week. How was the experience? Did it solidify UVa landing an official?

“I had made up my mind that Virginia was a place I wanted to visit before Coach Groh came,” Wright said. “I know there is a possibility it could be a place I’d want to play.

“Coach Groh’s in-home visit was good. It was great to have him in my home. He is a highly educated person. He’s a real smart guy. He portrayed himself and his school well. He was great to my mom. He answered all the questions we had and I answered the questions he had. The thing I like about Virginia the most is that they feel confident in thinking they can get me. They go into it thinking that there is a good possibility I could decide for them.”

Asked if he had any favorites at this time, Wright replied “I really can’t say. Everyone is on an even slate. I’m just happy that I just qualified with my score on the SAT.”

Wright has an in-home visit scheduled with Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer on January 18th. He isn’t sure when Maryland or North Carolina will be in.

At 6-2, 215 pounds, Wright is being recruited as a linebacker on the next level. He is an outstanding and versatile athlete, as he has played a number of different positions for Coach Bill Dee and has played them well. He earned first-team all-state in 2005 for his senior