Tabor Academy junior Miles Wright picked up his first Division 1 football offer from UMass on Sunday.
The 6-foot-4 Wright is a two-sport standout who transferred to the Marion, Mass. campus this past summer and reclassified, following a solid junior season at Boston Latin School. He's generated interest from several notable Division 1 programs this fall due to his performance and physical talents.
Wright quarterbacked Tabor to a 6-2 record this year, compiling 23 total touchdowns (12 passing, 11 rushing). The impressive run included a stellar performance against St. Thomas More (Conn.) in which he threw for 63 yards and two touchdowns, and gained 235 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
“I talked to [members of the UMass staff] previously, but I’ve never been to campus or seen a game or anything like that,” Wright said. “I think [senior RB/DB) Jesse Monteiro and I are going to their game on Saturday at Gillette Stadium though.”
Also a Division 1 prospect in basketball, Wright is gradually making the adjustment from the gridiron to the hardwood, as he will be expected to be one of Tabor’s leading scorers this coming season.
“We’re good, we’ll definitely be a smaller team, but we’ll be good. We’ve only had four or five practices so far, but I’m really excited about it,” he said.
Wright also has football interest from Boston College, Virginia, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.