Football Recruit Expelled for Vulgar Tweets Commits to Colorado
Earlier this week, I told you about the tale of Yuri Wright, the highly rated cornerback from Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) High School who was expelled last week due to vulgar content on his Twitter account.
At the time, Wright had allegedly lost his scholarship offer from his "dream school," the University of Michigan, according to Rivals.com recruiting analyst Mike Farrell. The University of Notre Dame, which had also offered Wright a scholarship, also backed off its recruitment of him because of the incident, according to The Record.
Despite his expulsion, other schools reportedly started becoming interested in Wright once they heard that some schools would be backing off.
Then, yesterday, Wright announced his decision to play for the University of Colorado's football team next year.
"This is a positive thing. Definitely a huge positive going to Colorado," Wright's high school coach, Greg Toal, told ESPNNewYork.com. "... This is an opportunity for him to resurrect his life in a lot of ways and a good opportunity to be successful at the next level."
Did Wright learn his lesson from this social-media incident? The jury's still out on that one.
At this point, it's entirely possible that it's an impersonator running the account. Tyler James, a reporter for the South Bend Tribune, tweeted yesterday that the account was a fake.
If so, the person running the @YuriWright account certainly fooled Don Bosco Prep sophomore running back Jabrill Peppers.
@JabrillPeppers I know boi I know— Yuri Wright (@YuriWright) January 20, 2012
@JabrillPeppers thanks for the love— Yuri Wright (@YuriWright) January 20, 2012
Wright can officially sign with Colorado on Feb. 1, on the NCAA's National Signing Day.
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