#STRecruiting: Wright and Martin continuing relationship building #Gamecocks

Jacobi Wright

6-2 Jacobi Wright of Legacy Charter in Greenville has not added any new offers since he picked up one from USC in April. Since then, Frank Martin and Wright have been regular phone pals as they further develop their relationship.

“I talk with coach Frank Martin a lot, a least twice a week,” Wright said.  “Just continuing to get to know each other and learning more about each other as much as we can without being able to see each other due to the virus.  It’s definitely really comfortable talking to him.  It feels like more than a coach.  It’s not like there are any awkward moments or weird of anything.  It’s just like a normal conversation every time I talk to him.”

Wright said he and Martin talk a lot about style of play, his and the Gamecocks’.

“He says a lot about the fit,” Wright said.  “He says I’m the perfect for what he’s built in the program and what the team needs when I would come in.  He just talks about all the things that would benefit me coming in, this is what the team needs and this is how the program can continue to be successful.”

Wright’s former Legacy Charter teammate is Gamecock sophomore forward Jalyn McCreary who was a contributor off the bench as a freshman. Wright said the two have talked about McCreary’s first season with the Gamecocks and he’s given him some insight.

“I definitely have a good relationship with Jalyn,” Wright said.  “He had a good freshman year.  I talked to him a little bit, asking him some questions about the school.  It’s good to have a player that’s been thru it just to see a different view of things.  That kind of impacts it (his decision) a little bit.”

Wright said USC, DePaul, Charlotte and Winthrop are the four schools working him the hardest. He also has offers from St. John’s, the College of Charleston, Elon and Tennessee State, and he’s getting interest from Tulsa and Iowa State. He’s getting to the point where he wants to narrow his focus.

“I’ve started to narrow it, I’m starting to look into that,” Wright said.  “Lately I’ve just been looking more deeply into the schools seeing where I can fit the best, just seeing where I’m wanted the most.”

Wright said he’s still a couple of months off on a decision and hopes to take some official visits once those are allowed. USC will be one of those stops. He visited for the LSU game last season and has been there two other times.

Wright averaged 17 points and 5 assists per game last season.

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