Wright says the Florida Gators check all the boxes

Most of the Florida Gators big instate targets were in attendance on Saturday for the Gators big win as this was the team’s biggest home game of the year.

Running back Nay’Quan Wright (5-8, 188, Miami, FL. Carol City) was in attendance and he liked the play of Lamical Perine at the running back position.

“#22 had the hot hand today, he looked pretty well in the offense,” Wright said of the play of the running backs on Saturday. “I enjoyed the game.”

Wright who is a physical but also speedy running back believes that he fits well into Dan Mullen’s offense at Florida.

“Yeah, it fits me,” he said on if he feels like the offense fits him. “I’ll make it work even if it doesn’t, if this is the place for me, I’ll make it work.”

The running back has now been in Gainesville for two home games this year and he says the loyalty of the coaching staff is a big reason why.

“The loyalty of those guys is still sticking out to me to this day,” Wright said on what he likes about Florida. “The relationship I’ve built with the coaches, I mean it’s just a blessing to be in this position.”

On Saturday, Wright talked to several coaches including head coach Dan Mullen but the running back says he now has a few texts to send back to the Gators coaches after their win on Saturday.

“I heard from Coach Mullen, well actually we played last night so they sent me some congrats texts on the win,” he said on the coaches he talked to on Saturday. “I came up here to see their games so now I have to send it back the congrats.”

Wright who is coming back from a year long injury last year says the loyalty the Gators coaching staff showed him through the injury will keep them in the mix for him.

“Those guys are in the conversation, like I said before, I can’t turn my back on those guys,” Wright said of his interest in Florida. “They’ve been with me through the injury.”

Wright who doesn’t want to name any kind of leaders did admit his interest in Florida is high and one other school that’s in the mix.

“There’s no order but if there was an order, they would be up there,” he said on if he has a leader. “Georgia in the picture also.”

Earlier this fall Wright said he might back a decision soon but then he pushed it back but he says he might still make an early decision.

“I’m still thinking early, I want to commit early,” Wright said on when he wants to make a decision. “I want to commit early so I can relax. Maybe even before my officials.”

When it comes time for Wright to make a decision, the running back knows what he wants out of a school.

“The important thing for me is to fall in love with the school not just football but the academics, the area and my family to be able to be at not every home but the majority of the home games,” he said on what’s important in his decision. “My family is a big part of this.”

Wright admits that Florida has everything that he’s looking for and he likes everyone in Gainesville.

“Florida checks the boxes,” Wright said. “Florida is up there, I enjoy watching these guys, I enjoy the school, I like the school.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Wright said right now the only official visit he plans to take is to Georgia but he doesn’t have a date set. Wright plans to sign early in Decemeber as well.

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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.