In recruiting, you hear about prospects going through the process the “right way”. Canadian forward Ryan Wright is doing just that. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound power forward from Loyola Catholic has visited his three finalists twice and now he’s looking over the information he gathered on the trips before making his decision in the next week or so.
Wright, the No. 54 ranked player in the class of 2005 by Rivals.com, has never shown his hand on who he is favoring. He’s always been gracious to each of the schools recruiting him. He’s humble in his dealings with the media. Now, he’s getting closer to making a decision.
Michigan State, Stanford and UCLA have all hosted the athletic big man on its respective campuses since the summer. Each school presents positives, Wright says, and that’s why the final answer is so hard to come up with.
“I’ve seen all three schools. I’ve seen all of the facilities. I’ve seen all of the players, the students. I think I’ve been able to get a better sense of all of the schools,” Wright said. “Now I have to find out what school is the most important to me.”
Wright is no different than most recruits. He’s looking at the essentials of each college during the decision making stage.
“Playing time is important, how I get along with all of the players. The players at all three schools are cool and it’s hard to judge each school because of that. All three are friendly and have a family sense about them,” Wright said.
“Plus, I have to look to the future and see who they have coming back and what kind of role I can play on that team and whether or not the school is going to get good exposure.”
When he says each school is even, believe him.
“I don’t really want to say if anyone has a lead because I’m not sure one does right now,” he said. “Everyone will find out when I decide.”