Commitment Capsule: Jameson Wright

Commitment Capsule: Jameson Wright

The calendar turned to September and Wisconsin has yet to secure a verbal commitment from the Sunshine State, a rarity considering how fertile Florida's recruiting grounds had been for the Badgers. That quickly changes on the 13th of that month when safety Jameson Wright was enthralled by the campus. How big of a pickup was it for Wisconsin? Find out right here.

His Recruiting Story: Having made a dent recruiting Florida last season for Wisconsin, Defensive Line Coach Charlie Partridge was looking to expand his boundaries when he stumbled on Westwood High in Fort Pierce and safety Jameson Wright.

Widely considered one of the top defensive prospects in the area after his junior year, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect has a minimal offer list that included only Bethune Cookman and Hampton. What Partridge saw was a hitter that had a solid foundation of skills, two characteristics that prompted Partridge to offer.

That offer by Wisconsin forced some other colleges to take notice, as Rutgers and Wake Forest started expressing interest and Florida International offered after Wright performed admirably in its 7-on-7 tournament.

Wright took his official to Wisconsin in the second week of September. In addition to watching the Badgers beat Fresno State in double overtime, Wright saw a family atmosphere that not only showcased good football, but a solid academic school that offers plenty of support to its athletes. With people around him to help him succeed, the education pushed Wright to choose Wisconsin that weekend.

Florida Recruiting Analyst Mike Bakus' Scouting Report: Wright has ideal size to play free safety at the college level. He's a legit 6-2 and has long arms and a frame that will likely carry more weight. He's not afraid to come up and smack someone and he can be seen doing that on the field. He's a good athlete whose skills should translate to playing in the Big 10. He's a physical player who can help in the running game and do a lot of things for you in the secondary.

Badger Nation Publisher Benjamin Worgull: The one area of possible concern with Wright is his numbers. In his senior season, Wright had 47 tackles, two blocked punts and did not give up any touchdowns, but didn't register an interception. Bakus said that Wright doesn't make many plays in the air. His measurables tell me that those interception totals can go up with a little coaching, as Wright runs a 4.25 shuttle, can hit 34.5" on his vertical and is versatile enough to play either safety spot or possibly cornerback.

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