Wright ready to seize opportunity at Tech
Marcus Wright
Marcus Wright
GoJackets.com
Posted Jan 22, 2008


Marcus Wright committed to Georgia Tech in the week leading up to his official visit. He talks about his visit and discusses his decision to become a Yellow Jacket. Marcus not only enjoyed the campus, players, and coaches, he enjoyed his dining experiences as well.

Marcus Wright committed to Georgia Tech in the week leading up to his official visit. He talks about his visit and discusses his decision to become a Yellow Jacket. Marcus not only enjoyed the campus, players, and coaches, he enjoyed his dining experiences as well.

Marcus, how would you say your official visit went at Georgia Tech this weekend?

“I had a very, very good time - met all the coaches, players and toured the campus. I really liked how the campus is set in downtown Atlanta and especially seeing it at night - that was an awesome sight seeing all the buildings lit up and giving a great view and scenery from inside the campus. The campus is very, very nice. Everything is right there easy to get to even though it is a big campus.”

You mentioned meeting the coaches, what impression did you get of them?

“Coach Johnson is very positive. He knows what he is doing and expects to win right away. His demeanor rubs off on you and makes you more confident too. I met my position coach, Coach Monken. He told me that if I seize the opportunity, I can get some playing time right away that the ball is in my court just like it is with everyone else. You work hard and produce, you will play. You can’t ask for anything better.”

What were some other highlights of your visit?

“Man, we ate some really great food. I really, and I mean really, liked the four places we went. On Friday, we went to eat at Fox Sports Grill and The Capital Grille and on Saturday we had lunch at ESPN Zone and had dinner at and Fogo de Chão where I had some great Brazilian food. These places were off the chart.”

So, did this visit tell you that you made the correct decision about committing to Georgia Tech?

“Most definitely, I am through with in-home visits with other coaches from other teams. No more official visits and I am waiting on signing day to sign my letter of intent and looking forward to June when the freshmen report.”

What number do you want when you get to Georgia Tech?

“I’d like a low number, just my style I guess.”

Well, Rashaun Grant, a running back that fits your mold and style is graduating and he wore number three. How would that fit you?

“That sounds like a winner, a low number coming from a player in my style. Right up my alley.”

Dale’s Take:
Marcus is a pleasure to talk to, even if this was our first time talking. He was easy to talk to and was very polite. So far, not only are the Yellow Jackets getting very good football players, they are getting ones that have character and will not shy away from hard work. As Marcus said several times, he isn’t afraid of competition and will work hard to earn his place in the rotation at running back. Georgia Tech got another great pick-up in a very short time. Tech fans will be happy to see him on the flats.



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