Milton Wright, one of the top-ranked receivers in the nation, announced this morning that he will attend Purdue University and play for head coach Jeff Brohm.
Wright is listed at 6-3, 200 pounds and is the nation’s 22nd-ranked receiver and the 2nd-overall rated player in the state of Kentucky, according to 247 Sports. Wright currently attends Christian Academy in Louisville, Kentucky.
With this commitment, Wright becomes Brohm’s first commitment for the 2019 class from Kentucky after he secured four commits for the class of 2018 from Kentucky. Wright’s other finalists in his recruiting process were both Louisville and Kentucky, though he held offers from schools like Alabama, Ohio State, and Michigan State among many others.
During Wright’s Senior season he was accounted for 47 catches for 660 yards and 7 touchdowns. As a four-year varsity starter, Wright pulled in 120 passes for 1,987 yards and 32 scores. Wright made an official visit to Purdue when the Boilermakers knocked off Iowa at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Along with Rondale Moore, Purdue’s receiving group is expected to take a huge step forward next year.
“They’re going to build something very special,” Wright told 247 Sports. “It’s a great recruiting class this upcoming year. With them and me and Rondale Moore from Louisville, I feel we can do something special these next couple years.”
The 2018 class that signed with Purdue finished ranked No. 50 nationally, this is the first top 50 haul for the Boilermakers since 2012 when they wrapped up No. 49. The five recruiting classes prior to Brohm’s arrival at Purdue ranked No. 72, No. 80, No. 67, No. 70 and No. 61 respectively.
This is yet another example of how big of a hurdle Brohm has become for Kentucky recruiting. Moore and Wright were two players Kentucky wanted and could have badly used, yet they’ll leave the state to play for what was one of the Big Ten bottom-feeders before Brohm arrived.
Then there’s the fact that Louisville is likely to make a strong push for Brohm if and when Bobby Petrino is let go. If Brohm is already having this much success with Bluegrass recruits, imagine how it will be if he’s at Louisville.