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Dawgs wait on Wright moment with top CB

1/4/2012

With no defensive backs currently committed, the University of Georgia is coming down the home stretch of the 2012 recruiting cycle still searching for a couple of additions to the secondary. While the coaching staff awaits the decision of Will Redmond (Memphis, Tenn./Central) and Sheldon Dawson (Memphis, Tenn./Ridgeway), they are also anxiously looking forward to the opportunity to get their top uncommitted target on campus.

ESPNU 150 prospect Yuri Wright (Ramsey, N.J./Don Bosco) has mentioned Georgia off and on over the last year, often stating his interest in taking a trip down to Athens. But after his plans to visit in the summer fell through, it appeared as though secondary coach Scott Lakatos, also a native of the Garden State, would not get to host the coveted cornerback in Athens. If Wright does not commit in the next two weeks, the Bulldogs might get that chance after all.

“I thought about making my decision this weekend, but I will probably make it on Signing Day,” Wright told William Wilkerson of HornsNation. “I will take an official visit with Michigan on Jan. 13, Rutgers on Jan. 20 and Georgia Jan. 27.”

The No. 40 prospect in the country has narrowed his list down, and although speculation is rampant he has a favorite, Wright would not name a leader.

"Right now I am down to about five schools. Notre Dame, Michigan, Colorado, Rutgers and Georgia,” Wright said. “I wouldn't say there is an order with those schools. Those are just the ones I am down to right now."

Part of his second mythical national championship team in the last three years, Wright had 38 tackles, three interceptions and 10 passes broken up this year.