Wright says it was the “right time” to commit to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up a huge commitment on Saturday after the Gators dominated Florida State on the field in Tallahassee.

Running back commit Nay’Quan Wright (5-8, 188, Miami, FL. Carol City) committed to Florida on Saturday over Miami, Georgia and others.

“I just had to wait for the right time, it’s a blessing because those guys have been on me a lot,” Wright said on why he committed to Florida on Saturday. “The love is real there and I’m ready to get enrolled.”

Head coach Dan Mullen and his staff has been recruiting Wright for over a year now and was even recruiting him through his injury last fall and that was big to the running back.

“That showed me a lot, to stay with me through an injury like that,” he said on how important Florida recruiting him during his injury played into his commitment. “They didn’t know what was going to happen but they stayed with me, that showed me a lot. I really appreciated that.”

When Wright told the coaching staff that he was ready to commit, they had a simple message to him about coming in and being ready to go.

“They told me to come in willing to work,” Wright said on what Florida told him about coming into the program. “I’m willing to work and they didn’t make any promise. I’m the type of guy that’s going to come in ready to work and earn what I want.”

Wright watched the Gators closely this fall including two trips to Gainesville and he says seeing the progress was big in his recruitment.

“That was very important,” he said on seeing Florida’s improvement this year on offense. “I wish I would’ve made a decision a lot earlier but I guess it was the perfect time for it.”

The running back says he didn’t just make the decision on Saturday but he has known for a little while that Florida was home for him.

“We’ve been talking about it for awhile and my family said go ahead and do it,” Wright said on when he knew he was going to commit.

Now that Wright has committed to Florida, the running back says he’s ready to help the recruiting class get even better.

“Yeah, I’m going to get on the job,” he said on if he’s going to start recruiting for Florida. “Specifically, I’m not sure but anyone that’s willing to come in and help this team get rolling.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.