Eli Wright, a class of 2016 four-star shooting guard, has narrowed down his college list, and Wake Forest appears to be in legitimate contention to land the prospect out of Owensboro, Kentucky. Wake Forest is among 10 finalists, however, he knows that he will take official visits to Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Wake Forest. Given the limit on official visits that a prospect can take, it's presumed that Wake Forest is in Wright's top five. This morning, Wake picked up a Crystal Ball prediction on 247 Sports. Indiana was the favorite, but they did not offer, and he has since eliminated them as an option.
Wright is a four-star prospect according to Scout, 247, Future 150, and other recruiting services. He is a 6'5" left-handed prospect, who is very athletic, can defend, penetrate, and has a solid jump shot. I believe he could play either shooting guard or small forward. He is primarily being recruited by Randolph Childress.
Wright would be an excellent addition to the 2016 class. Coach Manning told Blogger So Dear that class could have as many as seven recruits, but that of course would depend on further attrition. Wake Forest currently has four additional available scholarships to use for 2016 recruits. Brandon Childress is currently Wake's lone commit for the 2016 class.
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2016 Apollo G Eli Wright (@eli_elijuan) will also officially visit Clemson and Wake Forest which they are still scheduling.— Donald (@dyaste) May 6, 2015
2016 Apollo G Eli Wright (@eli_elijuan) has cut his list to 10 schools and will officially visit VA Tech 5/29-5/30.— Donald (@dyaste) May 6, 2015
Eli Wright's (@eli_elijuan) Final 10 (alphabetical order) Alabama Clemson Florida Middle Tenn St OH St OK St Texas VA Tech Wake Forest WKU— Donald (@dyaste) May 6, 2015