Wright signs with Rams

Dante Wright is taking his talents to Colorado State.

Arguably the best all-around athlete in program history, Navarre’s senior standout chose the Rams because it’s the best fit for him as a receiver.

He signed Wednesday, the first day of the early-signing period.

Originally committed to Tulane, Wright reopened his recruitment earlier this month and made visits to Georgia Southern and Colorado State.

Wright leaves Navarre’s football program as the all-time leading receiver in yards (2,498) and touchdown receptions (29). He’s the first receiver ever at Navarre to get to 2,000 yards.

Wright caught 40 passes for 860 yards and nine touchdowns this season while rushing for 384 yards and 10 scores.

He is also a standout on the defensive side of the ball, picking off four passes this season, including three in one game, which tied a school record.

Wright’s efforts on both sides of the ball helped the Raiders go 11-2 and win a district championship for the second consecutive year.

Navarre reached the regional final for the second time in three seasons.

Wright played three years of varsity football for the Raiders.

Former Navarre star Michael Carter, who now plays running back at North Carolina, said when Wright was a sophomore that he was one day going to go to college for free on a football scholarship.

Those words are now reality.

Wright joins a Rams team coached by Mike Bobo, who played quarterback at Georgia and enters his fifth year at the helm of the Rams in 2019.

During his 14 years as an assistant at Georgia, Bobo coached plenty of talent, including wide receiver A.J. Green, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

 

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