Quarantine has proven to be a great time to play board games, and it seems the Kentucky Wildcats football coaching staff is still a big fan of Yahtzee. They got the roll the dice again today as Hardin County native La’Vell Wright announced his commitment to the Wildcats.
COMMITTED!! This one is for you EJ #11 @FBCoachThompson @starks_era @ArmedPHorce @vincemarrow @UKCoachStoops @CoachGran #BBN #WhyNotUs pic.twitter.com/drlLeLUPuh— La’Vell wright (@lavell3421) May 6, 2020
Wright is a three-star running back and is ranked as a top 50 player at his position in the 2021 class by many ranking services. He is also a consensus top 10 player in the state of Kentucky, and he joins the trend of playing for his state’s flagship school. Wright chose Kentucky over Northwestern, Purdue, Maryland, and West Virginia.
Wright ran for 1,819 yards and 25 touchdowns in his junior season, adding 553 receiving yards and three touchdowns. he led his team to an undefeated season before losing to Trinity (Louisville), the eventual state champion, in the state semifinals.
Kentucky once had another skill player from North Hardin High School. His name was Andre Woodson, maybe you have heard of him. If Wright can contribute anything close to what Woodson brought from Radcliff to Lexington, then he is going to be a fan favorite in no time.