Saturday afternoon the Florida Gators defeated their in-state rival Seminoles. By Saturday evening Nay’Quan Wright had pledged his commitment to Dan Mullen and the Gator Nation. The 4-star running back hails from Opa Locka, FL, where he plays for Miami Carol City High School.
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At 5’8″ 185 lbs, the talented back will need to bulk up before facing SEC competition but that should be no problem under strength and conditioning coach Nick Savage. Wright currently holds a 247Sports composite score of 0.9069 and is ranked as the No. 15 RB and No. 264 player overall for the 2019 recruiting cycle.
After sustaining an ankle injury that caused him to miss his junior year, Wright was eager to show what he could do at FNL. “It was a blessing to be back in The Swamp,” Wright said. “And to show the coaches I still have it.”
The back entered his senior season with a career total of 234 carries for 1,793 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also hauled in 13 receptions for an additional 141 yards and a score.
Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson and running backs coach Greg Knox have been in constant contact with Wright throughout his recruitment. After receiving 20 offers from schools like Georgia, UCF, Alabama, and FSU, it was the Gators staff that won his heart.
“Man, I was brought up on loyalty. I mean, you can be family, but if you’re not loyal you’re not really family,” Nay’Quan said. “What really stands out for me is that through the injury I was still hearing from those guys. Some schools backed away, but they were one of the schools that didn’t back away from me.”