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).’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.