Wright confident in 2016 class
Gulliver safety and Canes commitment Cedrick Wright has been one of the most vocal members of Miami’s 2016 recruiting class.
His former high school coach, Jorge Baez, who is now on the Miami recruiting staff, has entrusted Wright with aiding in recruiting efforts.
“I literally just got off the phone with Baez an hour ago. I always tell kids to join the legacy and then they just ask me some questions. There’s a couple kids committed elsewhere that I’m trying to flip,” said Wright.
For Wright, this is all a part of the plan that he says has been in place for a few years now.
“Me and JoJo and Baez and Burns all had this vision when Baez left. So many South Florida kids were leaving because they listen to the critics too much. We know how good we were and that if we came then others would come with us.”
Wright has become close with a couple of Miami recruits that he was not previously tight with.
“Wayne Steed is a great kid (2017). He’s super chill, quiet, and a hard worker. Deion Jackson is another one who is very underrated with an unorthodox style, but he plays with swagger.”
He is also confident that this class will stick together, unlike the last few years.
“I think all the ones who decommitted were the ones who weren’t going to be here. I feel like everyone else is solid.”
At Gulliver, the team is as loaded as it has been in years. Wright believes the maturing they have done will pay dividends.
“Last couple seasons I could say we had a lot of talent, but I feel like this year we have the chemistry that we have been building since we were freshmen.”
The versatile defensive back also thinks that the crown is for the taking in 5A this year.
“I feel like it’s wide open this year because Booker T. is down and we are ready to come in there and make it happen.”
**Wright said that Paul Williams has discussed using him as a roaming free safety, as well as up in the box.
**Wright predicts 8 wins for the Canes this season.