4* RB Nay’Quan Wright discusses FNL, being recruited by Gators

Carol City RB Nay'Quan Wright poses in a UF uniform during his Friday Night Lights visits [Courtesy of Wright's Twitter]

Florida heavily recruiting four-star Miami Carol City running back Nay’Quan Wright, and it appears the feeling is mutual.

Wright, a 5-foot-8, 185-pound running back in the 2019 class, returned to Gainesville for Friday Night Lights on July 27.

“It was a blessing to be back in The Swamp,” Wright said. “And to show the coaches I still have it.”

Wright said he intended to show the coaching staff he was back up to speed after suffering an injury his sophomore year that derailed his progress.

With offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida State and Miami (Fl.), Wright has no shortage of suitors, meaning UF’s coaching staff has its work cut out if they intend to land Wright’s pledge. But the Gators have shown Wright loyalty throughout the process as he gets his career back on track, which has kept UF high on his list.

“They’re always communicating with me, checking up on me,” Wright said of the UF coaching staff. “What really stands out for me is that through the injury I was still hearing from those guys. Some schools backed away, but they were one of the schools that didn’t back away from me.”

And the loyalty shown by the Gators could lead UF to land the No. 28 overall in-state prospect in the 2019 class by the 247Sports composite.

“Man, I was brought up on loyalty. I mean, you can be family, but if you’re not loyal you’re not really family,” Wright said. “The relationship (with the staff) is great, I hear from every coach on the staff on the offensive side.”