Name: Jake Wright
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Height: 6’ 1
Hometown: Jamesville, NY
High School: Jamesville-Dewitt
2018 Stats: Redshirt season
2019 Projections: Most likely a practice squad player for the Orange. Jake is probably another year away from contributing on the Syracuse squad.
How’d He Get Here?: He accepted a preferred walk-on opportunity and joined Syracuse in 2018.
What’d Recruiting Sites Say?: Wasn’t listed by recruiting sites.
Money Quote: Jake comes from a long line of Syracuse alums and he was obviously thrilled with the PWO offer.
“I always wanted,” Wright said, “to go to Syracuse my entire life.
”I’m just real excited to start and get to work and really excited for the opportunity.”
Twitterfeed: Still no Twitter feed that we can find.
Tweets Of Wonder: We found some footage of Jake wrestling in high school and that’s relevant to his “Nugget O’Interest” below
Jake Wright of JD/CBA holds off Oswego's Stephen Demong to win 11-8 at 160 pounds pic.twitter.com/lTGiEul28Y— nolanweidner (@nolan_weidner) February 12, 2017
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: This year we’re going with “Just Wright” which features Queen Latifah as a physical therapist who falls in love with the basketball player (played by Common) she’s helping recover from a career-threatening injury.
Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Jake was also a talented wrestler in high school reaching the State Championships in his final two seasons.
Let’s Get A Good Look Atcha: Here’s some HS footage of Jake’s 30 tackle game at JD.