Miami linebacker Khaya Wright may not have been highly rated but could be a quality depth player for the Yellow Jackets in the future.
In the 2020 recruiting class, Georgia Tech looked to load up at the linebacker position including the signing of Miami, Florida native Khaya Wright. Wright, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound outside linebacker is a strong multi-sport athlete out of South Miami Senior High School where he was both a baseball and football standout.
Wright is rated by 247Sports’s composite rankings as a top-70 outside linebacker in the country and a top-130 player in the state of Florida. 247Sports themselves was a bit higher on Wright, ranking him in the top-800 nationally and top-90 players in the state of Florida. Wright reported 13 scholarship offers throughout his recruitment including Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Syracuse, and Virginia.
A quality athlete, Wright has a 4.73 40-yard dash time according to 247Sports. Wright during his high school career often was blitzing and playing close to the line of scrimmage against opposing teams. He’ll be able to drop into pass coverage sparingly but for the most part, he’ll most likely be a short yardage type linebacker for the Jackets.
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Overall, Wright will most likely be a depth player during his career on The Flats with the upside to be a potential starter down the road. He may not see the field until year two or year three but once he does he should be a quality linebacker for the Jackets but patience will be required. There is athleticism there with Wright but he needs to clean up parts of his game as well before he’s ready to see the field. Additionally, adding a bit of weight to his frame will be important as well.