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Miami target Nayquan Wright looks to continue hot start

2019 running back Nayquan Wright has led the way for Carol City thus far, but the biggest test of his season awaits on Friday night

Nayquan Wright has led the way thus far for Carol City

Miami Carol City sophomore Nayquan Wright has already busted onto the national scene despite only one full season under his belt.

With nearly 1000 yards rushing during his freshman season, Wright immediately solidified Carol City as one of the top running games in South Florida. Coupled with fellow tailback Camron Davis, Carol City has gained one of the most prolific backfield tandems for years to come.

And despite two early losses to open up the year, Wright has led Carol City back into the spotlight. The Chiefs got off to a slow start due to injuries at the quarterback position, but since their September 2nd loss to Oxbridge, Wright has led Carol City to two straight victories.

The first of those victories came from a 38-7 dismantling of Lakeland, and brought Carol City’s record up to 1-2. After the Lakeland matchup; however, Wright proved he was ready for the big stage.

In a primetime matchup against preseason 8A state championship favorite Miami Southridge High School, Nayquan was as dominant as ever. On 13 carries, Wright rushed for 84 yards and picked up both of Carol City’s touchdowns to give the Chiefs an 18-0 victory.

Wright dived into the end zone at the goal line for his first score, and took a wildcat snap from over 20 yards out for his second score. Wright’s offense combined with Carol City’s dominant defensive performance to attain a statement victory, and raised expectations moving forward.

Wright, a University of Miami target, is ranked as the number 3 running back in the nation by 247sports, but his toughest matchup of the season is yet to come.

On Friday night, Wright and the Chiefs will travel to Traz Powell Stadium, for a matchup against the number 1 ranked team in South Florida, Miami Central High School.

The Rockets are coming off of a rivalry win against Booker T. Washington High School, and are currently undefeated with 5 victories. The Rockets wield one of the best defenses in South Florida, and should provide a large test for Nayquan Wright and Carol City’s offense.

The Chiefs and Rockets are rivals, so the matchup holds more intrigue due to the fact that divisional standings will be greatly affected.

Wright has proven to be one of South Florida’s best running backs so far, but as Santana Moss once said “Big time players step up in big games.”

Wright has stepped up in every big game up to this point, and in what is expected to be his toughest test of the season, he has yet another opportunity to prove his greatness on Friday night.