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RNEs Wright Draws Interest At Several Positions

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Columbia (SC) Richland Northeast Cavaliers finished No. 2 in the state in the Class
AAAA-DII and its no secret that they have two all-americans in their Class of 2007 in Mark
Barnes and Gary Gray. But those two are not the only athletes who will turn the heads of
recruiters, as quarterback/athlete
href="http://scvarsity.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=48836">Tye Wright
has generated interest from several programs.
The University of Georgia called RNE head coach Jay Frye after Wright's performance at
the Athens Nike Camp, where he competed as a wide receiver. He will be camping at UGA in
July.
Wright is a multi-dimensional athlete who was 10-0 as the starting quarterback for the
Cavaliers last season. He has been taking most of the snaps at quarterback this Summer, as
teammate Gary Gray has been sidelined with a finger injury. But Wright will be recruited
as an athlete that some schools like as a wide receiver and others like as a defensive
back.
East Carolina has expressed interest in him as a defensive back. Marshall likes him as
a wide receiver, as does Middle Tennessee State. Morgan State has expressed interest in
him at his current position - quarterback.
This past season, Wright started at quarterback for the first time and had a 10-0
record as a starter. He passed for 784 yards for a 14 yards per completion average and
passed for six touchdowns. He als displays strong running abilities -evidenced in this
film highlight - and projects as a wide receiver at the next level. He finished the season
with 275 yards rushing and four more scores on the ground.
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