• position Linebacker
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 236
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • High school Dillard

High School

  • Dual-sport standout in football and basketball
  • A three-star football recruit
  • Rivals ranks him as the 25th-best defensive end and the 80th-best prospect in Florida, while 247Sports has him as the No. 28 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 67 player in the state of Florida
  • Is the 46th-best defensive end in the class of 2017 by ESPN who says, “Wright is a tall, lean defender with some good tools and upside, especially as pass rusher”
  • Coached by Lorenzo Davis
  • Compiled 25 sacks as a senior
  • Doubled as a tight end in the red zone, catching six touchdowns, including a critical score against Boynton Beach in the District 15-6A three-team tiebreaker to lead Dillard to the district title
  • Earned Sun Sentinel’s All-Broward first-team defensive honors in helping the Panthers finish 6-4 overall
  • As a shooting guard, was a back-to-back preseason Fab Five selection and was an All-County pick
  • Led the Panthers’ hoops team to a Class 6A state title as a junior
  • Named Mr. Dilliard High School
  • Chose Kentucky over offers from Miami, Arkansas and Florida


  • Born in Lauderhill, Fla.
  • Son of Wanda Burns-Wright and Louis Wright
  • Comes from an athletic family as older sister, Kayla, currently plays basketball at Nova Southeastern, while cousin, RaiQuan Gray, plays basketball at Florida State, cousin, Cedric Wright, is a current member of the basketball team at Morehead State and another cousin, Kenneth Ruff, plays football at Syracuse
  • Major is undecided but plans a major in sports medicine

Jordan  Says

  • His nickname is “Jay Dub”
  • He chose Kentucky because it was a perfect fit for himself and his family, and it felt like home
  • His sports heros are his parents because they push him to be the best he can be
  • Other than play in the NFL, his dream job is to be a sports trainer
  • One word to describe him on the field is “beast”
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