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YAHTZEE! La'Vell Wright is a Wildcat

May 6, 2020

The football talent produced by the state of Kentucky is on the rise and Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow just secured their second in-state commitment of the 2021 class. La'Vell Wright, a 6-foot running back from North Hardin, chose the Wildcats today over West Virginia, Purdue, and Missouri. Wright is the seventh commitment in the 2021 class and marks the sixth offensive commitment for the Wildcats. 

Wright will be the second commit from North Hardin that Kentucky has secured in the past two years. Octavious Oxendine, the 4-star defensive lineman from the class of 2020, also played at North Hardin and enrolled early at UK last season. Kentucky is also recruiting his teammate and fellow 2021 recruit Jordan Lovett to be a safety of the future. 

When looking at his game, he has somewhat of a frantic running style. His running form is unconventional, but the kid can really move. He shows good top-end speed but is not just a burner. Wright is not afraid of contact and has several instances on his film where he delivers the hit to defenders looking to bring him down. He shows great contact balance and an escapability to fight through arm tackles and grind out extra yards. Wright is listed around 200 pounds, so he is big enough to take hits and keep trucking. According to his HUDL tape, he also racked up 555 receiving yards in his junior season, indicating he has the ability to get involved in the passing game as well. 

Wright makes the second commitment of the week, joining Euclid, OH wide receiver Armond Scott on the Yahtzee train. With Dekel Crowdus announcing on Sunday, it could be a huge week for the future of Kentucky's offensive skill positions. 

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