Jordan Wright rushed for over 800 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore.
"This offseason we did a lot of camps doing a lot of 7-on-7's,"
Wright said. "When we finished that I did a lot of conditioning and practicing
running a lot of 100's. I did a lot of gases and stuff like that to improve
my speed. My endurance has improved a lot. Just going out there and running
and in the weight room too. I have seen a lot of improvements there too."
The 6' 0", 200-pounder has seen some other improvements as well.
"I bring a lot of power to the table and getting through there and getting
a lot of yards. It has helped me out this season a lot."
Help it has as the Pearl native has already rushed for 282 yards and four touchdowns
on the young season.
"We are playing pretty good ball. We had a tough game against Brandon but
we are playing well. I have been working on my cutbacks and that has helped
a lot too."
This past summer Wright took in a couple college camps.
"I went to MSU and Ole Miss. That is about it."
Who is closest to being the first scholarship offer?
"I think Ole Miss is because they invite me to a lot of their events. They
send me a lot of mail, and coach (Derrick) Nix stays in contact with me through
facebook. We have a good relationship. I kind of like it up there really."
What stands out about the Rebels?
"I like just the way they recruit me. All the people they have and all
of the people that are going there. That stands out to me. They are getting
a lot of the top players there so there must be something good going on."
What stands out about the Dogs?
"The same thing. I went to Big Dawg and it was real nice. They had us working
out. That was the first time I had ever worked out at a camp. They had us in
the weight room lifting and it was pretty cool because they had it broken up
into sections. We got to see the training room. We got to meet their President.
That was really cool. He talked to us and told us that he appreciated our dedication
to football. That was nice."
What stood out most about State on the visit?
"Probably the coaching staff and how they told us how to handle things
on the field and in the weight room and what to do off of the field. It kind
of gave you an overview of what it would be like to play for them and what it
would be like to become a Bulldog."
Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org