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Farrell LB/ATH Kyi Wright makes Pitt his college of choice, commits to the Panthers

Written by: on Friday, June 22nd, 2018


Kyi Wright

Farrell High School might be a small school, but pound for pound their football program stands tall with the big boys. Wright joins a long list of Division 1 players who suited up for the Steelers like Bobby Samuels who played at Penn St., Lorenzo Styles, Ohio St and Nick Cannone who went to Purdue. (player info via Bob Greenburg)

Wright announced his commitment via twitter last night:


We caught up with him to ask him about his choice.

“I choose Pitt because I felt like it was the best place for me both academically and athletically. My biggest influence was really the whole Pitt safe. They made me feel at home every time I was there. I was recruited by Coach Salem, Coach Harley, and Coach Borbely.”

The 6-3, 225 pound athlete had his pick of great schools with offers from Youngstown St, UCLA, Syracuse. Maryland, Toledo, Miami OH, Temple, Akron, Wisconsin, UNC, Cincinnati, Western Michigan, Memphis,  UConn, Wake Forest, Buffalo and Illinois.

“My mother also thought that this was a great decision. I think she’s more happy that I’m staying close to home.Pitt is going to get a player that is going to work hard and compete in everything I do. Also they are getting a player who has great passion got the game of Football.”

Steelers Head Coach Jarrett Samuels gave him high praise -“He was real close to heading south, but once several linebackers committed to that team, Kyi knew it was Pitt.   They’re getting a hell of a football player who loves to watch film. He’s a student of the game, he knows how to break it down. He multi talented and can play many spots. His leadership skills are off the chart. ”

Said Kyi of his position and why he committed early: “Pitt recruited me as an athlete so I’m still unsure of what position I’m going to play. I committed early because I knew that Pitt was the place for me. In school I would like to study physical therapy. It’s something I became interested in after an injury I suffered a while back.”

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