The best of the best typically earn scholarship offers before all the rest and last week Waggaman (La.) 2019 shooting guard Jordan Wright picked up his first offer from the Virginia Tech Hokies.
“That was my first one,” Wright told Today’s U. “I was very excited, I was smiling ear to ear.”
— Jordan Wright (@jowright2_) July 15, 2016
As a freshman in high school, Wright averaged 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists per game. That production, combined with relationships he has made, allowed him to get his first offer very early in his prep career.
“I got coached by Christian Webster at a camp,” Wright said. “He was my coach and he had just gotten on at Virginia Tech and he came to my game (last week) at the Under Armour finals and after the game, he talked to my coach and that’s when he offered me.”
With an ACC offer and three high school seasons left to play, the 6-foot-4, 170-pounder is certainly on the radar of many teams, but due to NCAA rules, he can’t be contacted directly until his junior year.
“I’m not sure who right now, because I can’t talk to any colleges, but they’re in contact with my coach,” Wright said. “I’m not sure which ones.”
Wright hopes to be recruited by Duke, Syracuse and North Carolina, he said, but Virginia Tech certainly got itself well into the picture by being the first to the party.
“I think it’s a great school, a great program in the ACC,” Wright said. “Coach said they are looking to build a great program and they are revamping, so I think it’s going to be good, starting with the 2019 class.”
Wright is planning to check out Virginia Tech’s campus soon and he’s also looking to make it down to the Lone Star State to check out another school at which he has a connection.
“I’m planning to visit Houston and Virginia Tech soon,” Wright said. “I used to play on a team coached by Hollis Price and he got a job at Houston. He used to play at Oklahoma.”
The sophomore-to-be is already 6-foot-4 and still growing, but at this point he projects to the next level as a combo guard.
“Coaches like my size at the one,” Wright said. “I’m a combo guard at 6-4. They like my size and my ball handling ability and the way I attack the boards.”
Time will tell exactly how much Wright’s stock rises and which offers comes in, but he has a high ceiling to become a very sought after recruit in the 2019 class. Once his recruitment develops even more, he will decide exactly how he wants to handle it, but he already has an idea.
“It depends on how many offers I have at the time,” Wright said. “That’s about it, how many offers I have at the time. If I have a lot of offers, then I’ll cut it down to maybe a top 10 going into my senior year.”
There are two key factors that will be instrumental in landing Wright.
“Playing time as a freshman and also academics,” Wright said. “I want to go to a school with great academics.”