Kansas football picks up commitment from three-star recruit James Wright

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Defensive back recruit James Wright has committed to Kansas football’s 2021 class after previously being committed to East Carolina.

Kansas football just pulled in another recruit for their 2021 recruiting class. Three-star defensive back James Wright will be joining the Jayhawks as Les Miles and his staff continue to (virtually) go out and get guys during this pandemic.

Wright was previously committed to East Carolina University, before deciding on Kansas. He also held offers from Army, Georgetown, Dartmouth, Temple, James Madison, Miami (Ohio), and Western Kentucky. While Kansas was Wright’s only Power Five offer, Wright could certainly end up being a very capable player in the future.

Here is James Wright’s Tweet announcing his commitment to the Kansas Jayhawks:

The six-foot-one South Carolina native’s highlight film definitely shows off his athleticism. Despite being recruited as a defensive back, Wright can be seen tearing up defenses as a running back and receiver. On the defensive side of the ball, he does a great job of anticipating and also making tackles in the run game. With some coaching from guys like Chevis Jackson and Jordan Peterson, Wright could definitely make it at Kansas.

With the commitment of Wright, Kansas football’s 2021 recruiting class now has 21 prospects, more than any other school in the Big 12 as of now. The Jayhawks’ class also ranks top five in the Big 12 according to both Rivals and 247Sports. There’s still quite a bit of time between now early signing period (December), but if this class can remain in the top six at that point then that’d be an accomplishment for Miles.

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He’s not a flashy four or five-star recruit, but James Wright is a solid addition to Kansas football’s 2021 recruiting class, which seems to be growing by the week. With a few more quality recruits, Kansas could be looking at one of their better classes in the past 10 seasons.