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MAJOR WRIGHT

Height: 6-1
Weight: 204 lbs.
School: St. Thomas Aquinas
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
COMMITMENT: Florida

PROFILE:

Free safeties aren't often known for their power and muscle when it comes to their hitting ability.

But for Major Wright, punishing running backs in the backfield is just an everyday routine.

While the Fort Lauderdale native is certainly one of the best recruits to come out of the state of Florida this year, Wright has been considered by many as the top free safety prospect in the nation.

And it's largely due to the fact that the 6-1, 204-pound senior lays some of the hardest hits in the country.

CSTV's Tom Lemming asserts that Wright's ability to track down ball carriers and drop them instantaneously make him an extraordinary talent that's bound to make an impact on defense, whether in the secondary or closer to the line of scrimmage, at the collegiate level.

Wright began opening eyes as a junior at St. Thomas Aquinas, where he finished the season with 60 tackles, including 10 for a loss, six interceptions and three blocked punts to earn First Team All-County and All-State honors.

This past season, the Fort Lauderdale native finished off his stellar high school career with 47 tackles, three interceptions and one sack.

Wright doesn't know yet where he'll be playing on the field next season, but he will get a chance to help Florida defend its national championship after committing to play for Urban Meyer's Gators at the beginning of February.

TOM LEMMING'S TAKE:

The No. 1 free safety prospect in Florida and in the nation. It is my belief that Major is also the country's hardest hitting high school senior. This guy can level a ball carrier like no one's business. He's a player who lives for the big hit and this season he once again showed great anticipation, burst and instincts. A physical ball player who is along the lines of Ronnie Lott. His senior tape showed big hit after big hit.