Standout sophomore quarterback on Clemson's radar
Michael Wright is a name to know in the class of 2020. The dual-threat quarterback from Woodward Academy in Atlanta already has a few scholarship offers and is on the radar of plenty power conference programs.
Wright (6-5, 165) showed well at the Dabo Swinney Camp in June and was invited to attend Clemson’s game against Georgia Tech in Death Valley two weeks ago.
“I really enjoyed the facilities on the tour,” Wright said of the visit, “but what stood out to me the most was how friendly and happy everyone was, especially to my family.”
Through 10 games as a sophomore this season, Wright has completed 72 of 114 passes (63 percent) for 1,037 yards and eight touchdowns to just two interceptions. He has also rushed for five touchdowns while leading his team to a 9-1 record and No. 1 seed in the Georgia Class 4A state playoffs.
Illinois was first to offer Wright in the spring before he added an offer from Cincinnati over the summer. He is getting early interest from Notre Dame, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and Tennessee as well as Clemson.
Wright had the opportunity to spend time with Clemson recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter, area recruiter Mike Reed and head coach Dabo Swinney while on campus last month.
The coaches let him know they are keeping tabs on him.
“Coach Reed is the recruiter for my area, and he told me he’ll come through the school in the off-season,” Wright said. “Coach Streeter told me he was impressed with my film and told me to just trust the process. And Coach Swinney said make it to the dome (state championship game at the Georgia Dome) so he can watch me and Trevor (Lawrence) play.”
After seeing what Clemson has to offer, Wright hopes to earn an offer from the Tigers down the road.
“It would definitely be a dream offer,” he said. “Clemson is a great school with a positive vibe.”
Wright has visited Georgia Tech and Tennessee this season as well. Along with Clemson, he camped at Georgia, Virginia Tech and Ole Miss over the summer. Wright also worked out over the summer with Clemson quarterback Zerrick Cooper, who his from his area.