On Tuesday evening, elite Valencia (Calif.) cornerback MyKael Wright began to trim some of the fat in his recruitment.
A 4-star prospect out of Southern California, Wright announced his top-8 list and the Texas Longhorns survived the cut, along with Alabama, Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Arizona State, Tennessee and USC.
Thank you to all the school that have recruited me…💯 Top 8 🤫 pic.twitter.com/zcEpfC4ydT
— Mykael 🎒 (@_mykael2) April 11, 2018
One of the nation’s most highly-touted defensive backs, Wright picked up his Texas offer on Feb. 25, but he’s yet to make the lengthy trek to visit the Forty Acres. Fortunately for Texas, Wright is planning to visit Texas this offseason, per 247Sports EJ Holland, although it’s unclear when exactly that visit may take place.
As it stands, Wright is leaning toward remaining out west, as evident by five of his top eight schools hailing from the Pac-12. Thus far, only two Crystal Ball picks have come in for Wright, with one favoring USC and the other predicting he’ll side with UCLA.
Can Texas do enough to sway things in its favor away from the home-state powers? The ‘Horns will have to if they hope to remain a factor as Wright’s recruitment progresses.
A 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect, Wright is ranked as the nation’s No. 45 player, No. 4 cornerback and the No. 6 player in California, per the 247Sports Composite.