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WVU Visit Better than Expected for 2023 Pass Rusher Kion Wright



It is visit season for 2023 pass rusher Kion Wright. The Philadelphia native has made stops at Penn State, WVU and Maryland in the last few days and stopped for a few minutes to talk to West Virginia Sports Now Thursday afternoon. Wright said his visit to WVU on Wednesday went well, better than he was even expecting.

“It was great,” Wright said. “It was better than I thought it would be. Being my first time in West Virginia, it was definitely better than I was expecting.”

Wright (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) is a 2023 defensive end from Northeast High School in Philadelphia. He is being recruited by WVU running backs coach Chad Scott, who showed him around the football facilities Wednesday.

Wright also met head coach Neal Brown, defensive line coach Andrew Jackson and defensive coordinator Jordan Lesley. WVU would use Wright as a pure pass rusher, he said. Likely as a Bandit linebacker.

“Their defense is versatile,” Wright said. “They want to get you in one-on-ones so they move you around to wherever you get that.”

As he is visiting schools, Wright said his main focus is on player development, how programs are developing the high school players they recruit into better college players.

“At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about,” Wright said. “You can be good in high school and then go to college and stink it up.”

After adding bulk last year, Wright said this is a speed summer for him as he looks to get “twitchier” on the field. With two years of high school left, Wright said he is aiming to commit to a college by the end of 11th grade.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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