Major Wright Says He's A Gator

The hits just keep on coming for the Florida Gators, both literally and figuratively. The national champion Gators added Major Wright to the fold Tuesday morning, another five-star (by Scout.com) addition to the nation's top recruiting class. With Wright the Gators add the nation's hardest hitting safety. He's Florida's eighth five-star commitment to the class of 2007.

(See Major Wright profile)

The 6-1, 205-pounder from St. Thomas Aquinas was going to announce at a press conference at the school in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday morning but due to some unforeseen circumstances the conference was cancelled. He called Florida's coaching staff to confirm that he's going to be a Gator.

Wright chose the Gators over Ohio State, Miami and Notre Dame. He made his official visit to Florida the weekend of the national championship celebration and the reaction of the crowd of some 70,000 diehard Gator fans helped to make the decision easier.

"It was fun to see how all the fans reacted and enjoyed that championship," Wright told the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. "It felt pretty good to see how it will go if we win another national championship. And it's nice that my parents will be able to see me play."

Wright intercepted three passes and blocked three punts for the Raiders, who lost to eventual national champion Lakeland in the Florida 5A championship game.

Scout.com rates Wright the number four safety prospect in the nation.

Stay with Gator Country throughout the day as we provide more coverage of Major Wright's college decision.

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