Sorry, Knights: Vanderbilt flips UCF QB commit
Vanderbilt may have found a quarterback for the future in a former UCF commitment who flipped on Wednesday, the start of Early Signing Day.
Mike Wright, a 3-star dual threat quarterback from Atlanta (Woodward Academy) is 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds. He’s the No. 26 dual threat QB in the country, and the No. 97 player in the state of Georgia, according to 247Sports. Wright had a reported 28 offers, including Northwestern and Arkansas.
Chad Simmons of Rivals reported that Wright earlier decommitted from UCF, and his decision came down to Northwestern and Vanderbilt.
“In the end, Vanderbilt checked more boxes,” he said. “Location, to play in the SEC, the new offensive plan and of course the academics really stood out. … “As soon as I got there for the visit, coach Mason talked me and I have always been impressed with him and liked him. He is a great guy and I respect him a lot.
“I also talked a lot with new Athletic Director, Mr. Malcolm Turner and I loved when he had to say. He laid out his plan for football, for the stadium, the growth of Vanderbilt and it was awesome to hear.
“They both made a big impression on me.”
— Chad Simmons (@ChadSimmons_) December 18, 2019
Here are his highlights from Hudl: