Our latest diamond in the rough featured athlete is 2024 Catholic High School (BR) WR Bradley Wright. At 5’10, 170 pounds, this two-sport athlete is someone colleges will be keeping their eye on this upcoming season. With a 3.4 GPA in the classroom, it is evident that Bradley does the necessary work on the field and in the classroom as well. There are many aspects to his game that people should keep an eye on, but most importantly his speed and playmaking ability. He has the potential to blow past defenses with his 4.41 40 yard dash time, which helps him when playing either in the slot or out wide. During his time at Catholic, he has also been a punt/kick returner, and has found much success in those positions too. He has an offer from Southeastern already, but will be looking to gain some more attention this season with his remarkable playmaking abilities and earn more offers.
I had the chance to ask Bradley some questions about himself and this upcoming season, and he gave me some very insightful responses:
What age were you when you started playing football and why did you continue to do so over the years?
“I started playing football when I was 7 years old. It was the first 3rd grade and that was the first year I was allowed to play tackle football and I fell in love with the game.”
Do you play any other sports or is it only football for you?
“I do track. When football season ends I go straight to track and long jump and run the 100 and 4×1.”
What are your biggest strengths as a receiver?
“My biggest strength is my speed/ quickness and the ability to make plays when I get the ball in my hands.”
What is something you could improve on for this upcoming season?
“Definitely my role in the run game, I’ve been in the weight room getting stronger so I can be a trust worthy guy to run behind.”
What would you describe as a good teammate?
“I would describe a good teammate as someone who is able to speak up and hold others accountable. A good teammate doesn’t always have to be the most talented player.”
How has the recruiting process been for you? ? I saw you got a Southeastern offer, but any other interests?
” Recruiting process has picked up recently. Interest from schools like Tulane, ULL, Furman, and Vanderbilt.”
What are your goals for this upcoming season?
“This season I am going to try and hit 1k yards and be a name everyone knows around Louisiana. Bringing home a trophy is obviously the goal but I also just want to have a senior season to remember.”
How has it been playing with some other great receivers at Catholic, in particular Shelton Sampson who now is at LSU? Did he or anyone else help you elevate your game in any way?
“Shelton was a great to have next to me on the field, it opened up a lot of the pass game, when they are trying to stop me and him at the same time along with Daniel Harden. You got to pick one to guard, can’t stop all of us.”
Are there any players you model your game after or watch their tape?
“I model my game after Cole Beasley, being an undersized slot receiver I try and replicate my game after him.”(Great answer, Cole Beasley is always on my fantasy football team, beast) -Strother
How do you balance football and school?
“Balancing school and football has been a struggle at times but I just make sure I do as much as I can in the classroom which gives me more time at home for rest and film and less homework.”
How do you prepare yourself for a game?
“I prepare myself for games by listening to music and saying a prayer at some point before kickoff.”
How would your teammates describe you?
“My teammates would describe me as someone who is reliable on and off the field. I try to be there for my brothers as much as I can.”
Lastly, how will it be playing with your brother, Brooks Wright, this coming season one last time?
“I am super excited to get my brother back for our last football season in high school. Not often that you see twins on the field together. It’s going to be super fun.”
This is a player that I have had the privilege of watching for many years, and I can say firsthand that he is not only a great football player but also a genuinely good person as well. Bradley would be a great addition to any college roster with his speed and extreme playmaking abilities. He has many outstanding qualities that would benefit a university and its football team. This is definitely a name that coaches could be discussing all around the country before it’s all said and done.