2020’s Nick Wright dreams of being the next Tim Tebow at the University of Florida | Youth1

2020’s Nick Wright dreams of being the next Tim Tebow at the University of Florida

Nick Wright is one of the best players from the Orlando, FL area in the Class of 2020.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Wright, who attends Freedom High School, is a dynamic quarterback.

No matter the opponent, on each snap Wright is determined to give it his all.

Wright is going all out.

The motor is always at full throttle whenever Wright steps between the lines.

“My mindset at my position is to be the best I can be out of all quarterbacks in my district, county and state,” Wright said.

Wright has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the gridiron. Wright tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.

“What I love most about playing football is when somebody talks trash,” Wright said. “So the next play me and my squad go out and score a touchdown and silence the hecklers.”

Wright has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.

The main one is applying perspective to all situations.

“Playing football has taught me how to become a man and how to trust others to always have your back no matter what happens on the football field,” Wright said. “Always stay tough and push through.”

Wright recalls his favorite football memory.

“The first time I stiff armed somebody and ran for a hard 76-yard touchdown when I was eight,” Wright said.

Baylin Trujillo is in his second year coaching Wright as his personal quarterback trainer.

Trujillo explains the best parts of Wright’s game.

“I have been doing 1 on 1 sessions with him to further develop his fundamentals and technique as a true mobile Quarterback. Nick is a dual-threat quarterback. He is just going into his junior year next year at Freedom High School, who just got a new head coach. This spring is going to be huge for him as far as getting him on the recruiting trail and getting to learn the new system. Nick is a spread quarterback but from conversations with him, the offense is moving more towards pro style,” Trujillo said. “His strengths are his big arm, his big frame, and mobility to move in the pocket. Nick is tall, can scan the field with ease, and can run.”

Wright takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Wright makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.

“I demonstrate being a good teammate by being a leader and helping my team be the best and motivating them to bring out the best in themselves,” Wright said. “The best advice I have given my teammates is just keep moving a forget about the last play. Just make the next play great.”

Wright is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.

“I have learned from one coach in particular Carl Holden. He taught me many life lessons and has helped me develop as the good quarterback I am today. As a man he always told me to forget the last play but execute the next play to perfection. Always keep moving,” Wright said. “Best advice my coach has given to me was to stay humble and let my time come and to believe in God at all times.”

Trujillo is an advocate of Wright’s capabilities.

“Watching his Hudl film, you can see all the potential for a college quarterback,” Trujillo said. “He had a great freshman year as the starter on varsity, followed by another great year his sophomore year.”

In addition to making clutch plays,Wright also has a high level of football IQ as well.

Wright has excellent football awareness that puts him in position to thrive.

“Nick has a great understanding of the position but I just started really diving into his training again,” Trujillo said. “So I still have some things to work on, especially footwork and body control, training him into more of a pro style quarterback.”

Wright is on the grind to perfect and hone his craft in any way possible.

“Nick has a strong support system in both of his parents!. When I train him, he's raw and is very eager to learn,” Trujillo said. “Teaching the 3 and 5 step under center may seem easy but to a spread QB that's just used to sitting back in the pocket, it can be quite difficult.”

Trujillo explains why he compares Wright to this two-time Super Bowl champion.

“I would say Big Ben,” Trujillo said. “He has a great solid body frame, can throw the deep ball and if he has to, he can run when escaping the pocket.”

Meanwhile, Wright patterns his style of play after this NFL MVP.

“I look up to Cam Newton. He is so versatile and I think with some work I can be like him, getting bigger, stronger and faster,” Wright said. “He is the best quarterback in the NFL.”

Wright is constantly striving for greatness in everything that he does.

“My goal on the field is to throw for around 2,000 yards with 15 plus touchdowns,” Wright said. “And off the field I want to make an impact in my community.”

Before the pros, Wright dreams of one day becoming the next great Florida Gator.

“I grew up watching Tebow and fell in love with the Gators and the culture of Florida,” Wright said. “It would be amazing to follow in his footsteps.”

Wright lists math as his favorite subject in school.

“It comes easy to me and I can analyze problems faster than most,” Wright said.

Trujillo outlines the next areas of improvement for Wright.

“In my training with him currently, I'm focusing on his footwork within the pocket and his drop steps,” Trujillo said.

Trujillo believes the sky is the limit as long as Wright continues to stay hungry.  

“I believe with the work I have spent with him the past couple of months and more coming up, Nick will have much success in a new offense under a new head coach,” Trujillo said.


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