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Devon Wright heads to Minnesota

One of the most prolific running backs in Broward County history made his decision on Thursday night when Taravella standout Devon Wright decided on the University of Minnesota.

“The campus, coaches and environment sold me right away,” said Wright. “This was the perfect situation for me to get into and be a part of a program that is growing and coming together in a tremendous conference.”

Considered one of the top recruits in Broward County, Wright (6-1, 185) chose the Golden Gophers over other Big-Ten programs Michigan and Michigan St. and the University of Connecticut out of the Big East.

Wright became the first Broward runner ever to lead the county in rushing three consecutive years in the regular season. He finished with 1,835 yards and 18 touchdowns, which led all large school backs this season.

“From the first day Devon came out for football, he was a very special athlete for us,” head coach Dan Marguriet said. “He was a true difference maker in this program.”

Wright competed in the Broward All-Star game and will take part in the Miami-Dade/Broward game on Jan.15 at Flanagan High.

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