Wright says the Florida Gators improved their chances this weekend

The Florida Gators hosted four official visitors this weekend for the Charleston Southern and they were treated to a good game.

One of those visitors was running back Nay’Quan Wright (5-8, 185, Miami, FL. Carol City) who got on campus late Thursday night and got to see a lot of different things.

“It was great, I loved it,” Wright said of his official visit to Florida. “I met with the coaches, hung out with the players, just hung out. I got to see Gainesville and see and meet a couple of the fans.”

Wright didn’t have one player host as he was around a lot of guys and one of his former teammates in particular.

“I was with the whole team pretty much,” he said on who his player host was. “I was with Randy Russell the most. He was just telling me about the school and the coaching staff.”

Randy Russell played with Wright in high school and despite him being unable to play, he’s still around the team and that’s something that stood out to the running back.

“That’s great, it shows me a lot about the staff,” Wright said on Russell still being around the team. “It shows me how the staff and the university treats its players, it’s good for him and keeps him in high spirits.”

Running backs coach Greg Knox spoke at length with Wright during the three day visit but he wanted the running back to see how the Gators did things leading up to and on gameday.

“He was just really wanting me to see how he did things,” he said on the message from Greg Knox. “He wanted me to watch them and see how they did in the game. I loved it, I liked how they got the rushing game going even though they threw the ball a lot.”

Head coach Dan Mullen didn’t talk a lot of football with Wright but focused on other things but the running back came away impressed Mullen’s energy.

“He was mainly talking about the academic part of things,” Wright said of Mullen’s message. “He was talking a little about football to. He’s high energy and he’s ready to go with the players. I like that about him.”

Heading into the visit the Gators were in good shape with Wright and the running back says Florida improved those chances this weekend.

“Yeah it helped a lot,” he said on if this visit helped Florida’s chances with him.

Wright has kept his recruitment close to the vest but the running back did divulge when a commitment could come.

“I’m getting close,” Wright said on when he might make a decision. “I don’t know when as of right now.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Wright said he plans to get back to Florida for unofficial visit for sure he says. Wright says at this time he doesn’t have anymore visits planned because of his high school games.

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.