You can never have too much speed on your football roster, and Tennessee is doing everything they can to address that through recruiting. That includes extending an offer to one of the fastest athletes in the 2021 class over the weekend.
On Sunday night, four-star cornerback/athlete Ceyair Wright tweeted out that the Vols were the latest team to give him a scholarship offer. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete plays for Loyola in Los Angeles and now has around three dozen scholarship offers.
— Ceyair (@ceyairr) June 29, 2020
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Wright is the No. 72 overall prospect, No. 5 cornerback, and eighth-best recruit in the state of California in the 2021 cycle. Along with his recent offer from Tennessee, Wright also holds offers from schools like Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas, USC, Stanford, Yale, Penn State, Notre Dame, and many others. Tennessee is just his third SEC offer, however.
Wright is a multi-faceted athlete who also runs track at Loyola. He was timed running the 100-meter in 10.84 seconds in the 2019 outdoor season and 10.92 seconds in the 2020 outdoor season.
Not only that, but Wright is already making a name for himself outside of sports.
In August of last year, Wright was cast to play LeBron James’ son in the upcoming “Space Jam 2” film. The movie is filming in Los Angeles, and Wright has other acting interests as well. He’s created music videos, done modeling, and worked in commercials.
Wright’s track speed definitely translates to the football field. His top end speed separates him from anyone else on the field, and he uses that speed in the secondary to cover the entire field. He plays in all three phases for Loyola, starring as a defensive back, returner, and part-time wide receiver. Wright is good at anticipating and uses his long arms and athleticism to his advantage in coverage.
As a junior at Loyola, Wright totaled 34 tackles, an interception, and four passes defended on defense while adding 10 receptions for 88 yards on offense and returning a kick-off for a touchdown according to MaxPreps.
Tennessee’s 2021 class currently ranks third in the country and No. 1 in the SEC on 247Sports. The Vols hold commitments from several projected defensive backs, including De’Shawn Rucker, Edwin White, and Jay Jones. Four-star athlete Kaemen Marley could also play in the secondary.