Wright talks about trip

Willis Wright

It was a great weekend for Nebraska to bring in a wide receiver for an official visit. First of all, Nebraska threw the ball a lot on Saturday in their game against Louisiana – Lafayette, 26 attempts for 300 yards. Secondly, while a lot of lower unit personnel saw time Saturday, Nebraska still threw the ball to 13 different receivers which outlines a real need for a main target.

Head Coach Alex Pacheco from Miami (Flor.) Springs has high praise for his standout receiver, Willis Wright. According to Coach Alex Pacheco Wright is currently around 6-foot-2 and 225-pounds or so.

"Oh it's phenomenal having a player like Wright," Coach Alex Pacheco said. "He's the kind of guy that when you need to make a play or just make a score that he will do it for you. He makes those plays."

The Scout.com database rates Wright as a safety. In talking to Wright this evening, he's not playing any defense. Head Coach Alex Pacheco says that he thinks Wright is a better fit on offense.

"I think that he's a receiver although some have said that he could play safety. I think that he just has an ability to go up and take the ball away. He does it so well in the end zone."

Miami Springs is doing well so far this season according to Wright. He even says that he's having a good year, but doesn't know and isn't interested in what his stats are. He's only interested in if his team wins or not.

"It's going good," Wright said. "We are 2-1. I think that we have state championship and going deep in the playoffs. I think that we can still make it there. We have had a tough schedule so far.

"I am having a good year. It's going good for me. I am putting up numbers. I am just playing wide receiver and no defense. I don't worry my stats. I just worry about my team."

Wright put in a lot of time this summer trying to become a better player. He says that he has already seen the fruit of his labor and that as a receiver he just wanted to get more technical.

"I have seen a lot of improvement. I was really trying to get faster and work on my route running. I am really working on trying to get open easier and get more technical."

Wright took an official visit to Nebraska this past weekend. According to Wright the visit went very well. Nebraska wasn't like he expected and that was a good thing.

"It was great. I had a lot of fun from Nebraska. I didn't know anything about Nebraska at all. It was alright though. I liked it. I liked the people up there.

"I really liked that it was quiet. There wasn't any trouble. Things are calm and there aren't things to worry about and ways to get in trouble."

Wright got to Nebraska the night before the game. He was able to hang out with the team the night before the game and then all day on game day. He really enjoyed the tunnel walk before the game.

"I got in on Friday night. I ate with the team and went to the movies with the team. On Saturday I was able to go to meetings and hang out the team before the game.

"I also got to do the tunnel walk. It was funny; it was like I was on the team. It was great. A lot of the fans knew who I was, but didn't ask me for an autograph."

Nebraska threw for 300 yards and was very efficient in their offense and what they were trying to do. It all looked good to Wright.

"It was a good game. It's something that I would like to be a part of because they have a good offense. It's really a good situation there."

According to Wright the situation at Nebraska is good enough to where he could see himself fitting in. The distance isn't an issue and he knows that he could get on the field early in Lincoln.

"I see myself totally fitting in there. I am that guy that can be that main receiver. I am that guy. It's a great school. Distance isn't a big thing for me. It doesn't matter where I go. I can get on the field there if I work hard."

Wright hasn't set up any other official visits yet, but has three other schools that he would like to visit. After that, he will just evaluate the schools further and announce his decision on signing day.

"I don't have any other official visits set. I would like to visit West Virginia, Rutgers, Georgia and then I am done. I will make my decision on signing day."

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