Ole Miss commit De'Rickey Wright explains why he flipped from Alabama
Gadsden, Alabama ATH De’Rickey Wright turned heads last month when he decommitted from Alabama (June 17) and pledged to Ole Miss a few days later (June 22).
AL.com’s Josh Bean recently caught up with Wright at the Hoover Elite 7-on-7 event. It has been a whirlwind recruiting process for Wright. A 3-star ATH on the 247Sports Composite, Wright did not receive his first scholarship offer until December 2018. He collected over a dozen offers during a short period and committed to Alabama in March. That pledge, obviously, did not stick. Wright explained to Bean why he flipped to the Rebels.
“The coaching staff, I just fell in love with them the three times I went up there,” Wright told Bean. “The bond I had, especially with (assistant coaches) Tyrone Nix and Derrick Nix, since they’re from the Gadsden area. We just grew really close, and I just felt like it was a second home. I fit in good with the players when I went down there the third time and I got to hang out with them, and I just feel it’s a better fit for me.”
Bean’s profile on Wright is a worthwhile read for Ole Miss fans interested in getting to know the Rebels pledge. Wright also discusses changing high schools and what position he’ll likely play for Matt Luke.