The Texas Longhorns got their quarterback as Austin High signal caller Charles Wright submitted his letter of intent to officially become a Longhorn.
The 6’, 194-pound pro-style quarterback was a fall flip for the Longhorns, after Wright committed to the Iowa State Cyclones in February. A local product, Wright joined the class in August to add a much-needed quarterback to the group.
Wright was an immediate priority for the staff after Jalen Milroe announced his decommitment from the Longhorns, with Texas giving him an opportunity to play at his dream school.
In spite of how he joined the class, Wright is far from a spot filler as a passer. In three seasons for the Maroons, Wright passed for more than 8,000 yards, 84 touchdowns and just 21 interceptions, completing more than 60 percent of his passes.
As a passer, Wright shows great accuracy and arm strength, as well as strong decision-making abilities as a quarterback. His style of play fits what Mike Yurcich likes in quarterbacks, in a year that could feature an open quarterback competition.
Wright will enroll at Texas in January, joining a quarterback room that recently lost the talents of Ja’Quinden Jackson and may see senior Sam Ehlinger forego the extra year of eligibility.
A consensus three-star prospect, Wright is ranked as the No. 883 player nationally and the No. 32 pro-style quarterback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.