July 20, 2010
Daron Wright high on the Black Knights
The hunt for the prototype defensive tackle that has a combination of explosiveness, quickness and strength, not to mention being relatively athletic is not an easy fine for college recruiters. For the Army staff, that player as it is for any of the Black Knight prospects must have a solid academic resume to accompany his athletic talents.
Daron Wright who hails from Atlanta (GA) Grady High School is a quick and explosive defensive tackle, whose style of play fit right into Army's flex defensive scheme.
The 6-foot-2, 255 pound tackle prospect has Army as one of his favorites and he has expressed his excitement about making a trip north to visit the Army football facilities and the West Point campus.
"Every time I tell someone that I have an offer from Army, they are amazed and they talk about how special West Point is," shares Wright, who is being recruiting by former Army defensive lineman and current defensive tackle coach, Clarence Holmes. "I can't wait to get up there. I've always wanted to visit New York; I hear how great it is."
For Wright, who has yet to see Army up close and personal, his relationship with Holmes has been his eyes so far.
"I spoke to Coach Holmes last week and I make sure I connect with him at least once a week," he says. "He just asked about my summer, what other schools are contacting me and if I have any other offers. I bring up to date on all that, but I also told him that I am working hard this summer to get stronger and quicker."
Wright is working delinquently for his upcoming senior season, but made it clear that he will make time out to visit Army.
"After I work out with my team, my dad and I go to the YMCA and depending on the day
I might do lower or upper body and then I always swim afterwards," notes Wright, who is an explosive player and stated that he really tries to imitate the play of Indianapolis Colts' Dwight Freeney when he is on the field. "I like how he plays and that's how I try to bring it," confirms Wright.
GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Wright throughout this summer and senior year.
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