The Latest: Class of 2019 defensive end Stephon Wright was a standout performer at the Rivals 3-Stripe Camp Series presented by adidas stop in Los Angeles and while he’s likely to see his offer list grow in the coming weeks, he’s paying close attention to the only school to offer him thus far. Wright picked up an offer from Washington State at the beginning of year and said the Cougars have kept in touch since. Rivals.com caught up with him to get his thoughts on the program.
Strongside defensive end
In His Words: “That was my first offer. It meant a lot to get m first offer. I feel like it’s just the beginning and the start of all my hard work paying off.”
On his relationship with the coaches: “Coach Manning and I have had a relationship since my freshman year and I guess he decided it was time to give me the offer. We’ve been talking since, not every day but every now and then. It would be real nice to get up there for a visit. I think I want to go up in the summer.”
On the fan base: “After I got the offer they were hitting me up they were just congratulating me. It’s nice and I have to respect them.”
On distance from home: “I would love to get away from home. One of the offers I would really love to see after this season is Alabama. I grew up in Utah, Alabama. Ever since I was a little kid that’s where I wanted to go.”
On the next school to offer: “I’ve been talking to TCU for a long time so I think they might offer. Florida and I have talked, too, so we’ll see.”
Rivals Reaction: Wright’s ties to the Southeast will make his recruitment interesting but right now the Cougars have an advantage in being the first school to join his offer list. Others will likely come in so the sooner Wazzu can get him to the Palouse for a visit the better.