NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 03: Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates with the trophy after Michigan won 23-20 in overtime against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 3, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Yuri Wright posted a string of inappropriate tweets. Is that why Michigan stopped recruiting him?
Yuri Wright is one of the top defensive back prospects in the country. Most recruiting services rate him four-stars. Out of New Jersey's Don Bosco Prep, he's received offers from most of the top BCS schools in the country. And it's easy to see why. Wright has elite size at 6'2" and 180 pounds, can press receivers, and drives on the ball well. Yet he is still able to turn and run.
So it was curious, then, that Wright canceled his upcoming visit to Michigan. Michigan insiders say that the Wolverines have stopped recruiting Wright altogether.
But there's a lot of speculation as to the reason for Michigan's sudden about-face. Some believe that Wright's showing at the U.S. Army All-America Bowl was such that the Wolverines now believe Wright needs to play safety, as opposed to corner.
But a far more interesting, humorous and vulgar reason may be the true cause behind the move. Wright is a very active tweeter. And sometimes, it appears that he forgets (or does not care) that he has 1600+ followers. As the screenshots on Chat Sports show (NSFW), Wright really went at it, posting a number of tweets that would make any prospective school queasy.
In any case, Michigan is out, and it looks like Notre Dame or Rutgers for Wright.