Ryan Wright, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound power forward from Loyola High School in Mississauga, Ontario, didn’t take any visits last weekend but he still trimmed his list from five schools to three. The No. 54 ranked player in the class of 2005 by Rivals.com now has his sights set on a trio of programs and he’ll get on the road to see his three finalists one more time before making a decision.
“I had five schools that I wanted to visit in September but it got to be too much to deal with,” Wright said. “So I thought it over and I could see myself playing at three schools: UCLA, Michigan State and Stanford. Since I’m only considering those schools, I had to call Georgia Tech and Wisconsin that I wouldn’t be visiting them. That was tough because they are such good schools.”
His three finalists have already previously hosted Wright on unofficial visits. With the luxury of having the feel for the campus and athletic programs already behind him, Wright said he’ll focus now on the simplistic feelings he has about each school.
“I’m pretty excited about all three choices,” Wright said. “They’ve all shown me a lot and I feel like I can get the best of everything at those schools. I’m just waiting for that gut feeling. That is a big part of it. All three are good choices.”
Michigan State will host Wright on Sept. 17 for an official visit. Fellow Canadian, and recent Spartan commit, Maurice Joseph and California wing D’Andre Bell will also be on campus for the weekend as well.
Two weeks later, on Oct. 2, Wright will return to UCLA for an official. Stanford will also get a visit, even though an exact date has not been set. As it happens in recruiting, Wright doesn’t plan on canceling any trips.
“It’s guaranteed all three will get visits,” he said.