Miami football player Cedrick Wright has decided to leave the program ahead of the 2017 football season.
Today, in a statement from head coach Mark Richt, the team confirmed that Wright will no longer be a part of the team. With the recruiting season pretty much over, Miami will have to rely on the incoming crop of true freshman if they hope to have the top 10 defense everyone seemed so confident was possible just a few weeks ago.
“I talked to Cedrick and we both felt it was in his best interests to get a fresh start somewhere else,” head coach Mark Richt said. “We wish him all the best in his future plans.”
This isn’t new territory, of course.
The defensive back was a true freshman last season, but proved to be a huge contributor to the team.
Richt has proven he knows how to turn a great class into a winning product on the field while at Georgia and in his first season at the University of Miami, the pressure only intensifies as an inexperienced player will again be asked to hold down the safety spot.
Miami faces an early test in its schedule, drawing rival Florida State in only the second game of the season.
With new and inexperienced players at a number of positions already, Richt will have to do his best if he hopes to compete against what figures to be a juggernaut Seminoles team.