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BREAKING: Minnesota scores commitment from RB Jaydon Wright

Minnesota received a commitment from running back Bishop McNamara of Kankakee, Illinois. Jadon Wright who recently visited the Gophers at a junior day. He was offered last July after camping in Minnesota.

In it, the 5’11” 220-pound Gophers suffered a back injury with track experience having rushed for 1,224 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior.

He picks Minnesota from 13 proposals, including Purdue and West Virginia.

“They just showed me love all the time,” Wright told 247Sports. “It was one of the few schools where I was in touch with the head coach all the time. They always checked on me and when I was there they had a great vibe. was a priority for them.

When Wright was first hired by the Gophers, the running coach was Kenny Burns, but he met new coach Nick McKissick-Luke.

“Coach Nick and I have a great relationship,” Wright said. “So far, it’s been just great.”

Fleck was a major factor in the decision, and he approached Bishop McNamara at the time of recruitment in January. Combined with Wright spending time with him when he was on campus, he was confident that this was the head coach he wanted to play for.

“Coach Fleck is an amazing person who showed me nothing but a great time down there. When I was there, he showed that I was a priority, and he is a man of his word.

Wright also sees an opportunity to make an impact, perhaps earlier, in Minnesota.

“They told me that I fit very well on offense with my style of play and I would have a very high chance of getting a lot of reps in my freshman year,” Wright said. “I talked to Coach Fleck about this this morning and I’m signing up early so I can come to campus in December and get an early start as a freshman and learn the pieces and get into the rhythm of their team.”

Minnesota now has three commits in the class of 2024 and Wright has joined the linebackers. Mason Carrier And Brady Pretzlaff.

247Sports ranks Wright 45th among juniors nationally and 17th among juniors in the state of Illinois.


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