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Gabe Wright says he has "reopened things"

Top247 defensive lineman Gabe Wright said he has "reopened things."

Top247 defensive lineman Gabe Wright (Columbus, Ga.) still lists Auburn as his leader but says he has “reopened things” and is considering four other schools: Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Clemson.

Two Georgia assistants were in to see the 6-foot-2, 275-pounder from Carver High School on Monday, and he spoke by phone with Tennessee coach Derek Dooley on Tuesday night. Clemson assistant Charlie Harbison is slated to visit today.

“Things are pretty interesting,” Wright said. “I was so close to closing the deal and being done with it. It’s still a pretty good percentage of me choosing Auburn, but definitely have some schools opening up my eyes."

Wright has scheduled a Georgia visit for Dec. 15 and plans to visit Tennessee in mid-January as well. He said he and Carver running back Isaiah Crowell – the nation’s No. 5 prospect by 247Sports, and who is mulling offers from Alabama and Georgia, among others – are scheduled to take a Clemson official visit Jan. 28.

Georgia assistants John Lilly and Rodney Garner were by Wright’s house Monday night.

“They wanted to see what changed my feelings against them, and part of it was the 3-4 defense,” Wright said. “They told me there are 19 teams that run it in the NFL.

“What we talked about the most was I have the chance to stay in the 5 (technique) for a long time, and not just be a 2 or 3 or 4. This would make me more versatile and give me more publicity with the NFL scouts.”

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