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Austin High quarterback Charles Wright (2) gets ready to throw against Westwood at House Park on Sept. 6, 2019. [LOLA GOMEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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The Dotted Line: Texas commitment Q&A with Austin High quarterback Charles Wright

Posted September 16th, 2020

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Austin High quarterback Charles Wright grew up a Longhorns fan, living minutes from campus. The three-star gunslinger was able to achieve a life-long dream on Aug. 22 when he flipped his commitment from Iowa State. Wright is one of 17 pledges in UT’s 2021 class that ranks 15th in the nation and second in the Big 12. He was a first-team all-district selection as a junior. Wright is the only quarterback Texas plans to sign.

 

Austin High quarterback Charles Wright (2) looks to throw against Westlake in Austin on Sept. 20, 2019. Wright has joined Texas’ 2021 recruiting class. [LOLA GOMEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

At what age did you fall in love with football?

I’ve always loved football, but looking back on it I would say my love for the game became much stronger and more meaningful in my seventh grade and freshman season. Both years I was either a backup or not in the situation I wanted to be in, which set a fire in me. Those situations drove me to work and grind like not many people would be willing to do. While those situations are definitely not my “biggest highlights,” those situations did make me truly appreciate the game of football and all the little things that go into being a football player and leader.

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What made Texas your choice?

Not only has Teas been a team that I’ve rooted for and loved my whole life, but having an opportunity to come and compete at one of the most competitive schools in the country was a challenge and an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Coach (Mike) Yurcich has also installed an offense that I know I can thrive in. Top to bottom, Texas has everything a college football player and student could ask for and is a place where I want to be.

What do you want to accomplish at Texas?

When you’re at the University of Texas, you have to think big. Definitely win a national championship. Right now my goal is to get on campus and show everyone the skill set I bring to the team and earn everyone’s trust and respect.

What’s the hardest part of the recruiting process?

Trying to understand the recruiting process. It’s different for everyone. It’s hard to create all these relationships with coaches knowing that you can only pick one school. At the end of the day, all you can do is focus on getting yourself and your team better. By making yourself and your team better you put yourself in a position to have options.

What excites you most about college?

The opportunity to compete on one of the top teams in the country and the unknown of what will happen over the next four years.

What word would you use to describe Tom Herman?

Genuine.

What artist would you most like to see live?

Lil  Baby or NBA YoungBoy.

Favorite movie?

“The Shawshank Redemption.”

Favorite athlete of all time?

Russell Wilson.

Favorite sport to watch other than football?

Lacrosse.

PLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLSTARSCOMMITMENT DATE
Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23 (2019)
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26 (2019)
Billy BowmanATHDenton Ryan4July 31 (2019)
Derrick Harris Jr.DENew Caney4Aug. 3 (2019)
Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan5Sept. 8 (2019)
Jordon ThomasDEPort Arthur Memorial4May 2
Morice BlackwellOLBArlington Martin4May 10
Jonathon BrooksRBHallettsville3May 15
Casey CainWRWarren Easton (La.)3May 15
Isaac PearsonPProKick AustrailiaNRMay 29
Ishmael IbraheemCBDallas Kimball4June 15
JD CoffeySKennedale4June 15
Jamier JohnsonCBJohn Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)4July 3
Gunnar HelmTECherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)3July 27
Michael MyslinskiCBishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)3Aug. 6
Jaden AlexisWRMonarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)3Aug. 8
Charles WrightQBAustin3Aug. 22
Max MerrilOTStrake Jesuit3Sept. 25

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