Colorado four-star cornerback recruit Yuri Wright admitted in an interview with ESPN.com Wednesday to making a "huge mistake" with the language he chose to use on his Twitter account.
Wright, a standout at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. until he was expelled last week, committed to Colorado on Tuesday. He was expelled after school officials said he ignored months of warnings about his racially insensitive and sexually explicit tweets.
"I definitely learned a valuable lesson, and I promise nothing like that will ever happen again," Wright told ESPN's Greg Biggins. "Everyone that knows me knows that's not my true character or who I really am. I'm not going to sit here and
"Hopefully other people will learn from what happened to me and make smarter choices. My days with social media are over. I promise."
In the days since his expulsion, Wright closed his Twitter account. Several more accounts with his name have been started, but Wright has told CU coaches and others close to him that he is not using Twitter.
Prior to his Twitter posts becoming a national story, Wright had narrowed his list of schools to CU, Michigan, Rutgers and Notre Dame. He had identified Michigan as a school he dreamed of attending since he was a young boy. But Michigan reportedly withdrew its scholarship offer when he was expelled.
Wright's former high school teammate, Tony Jones, was a redshirt freshman for the Buffs last fall and Wright visited CU twice in the past year, in part, because of Jones' presence at the school. He told ESPN he appreciated how coach Jon Embree stood by him despite his mistake.
"When all this happened, coach Embree stuck with me and I'm very grateful that he gave me a second chance," Wright said. "He knows my character and what kind of person I am. I'm very excited about the opportunity to get out to Colorado and getting a fresh start. It was tough to get kicked out of school, but I'm going to finish up and then I can't wait to get out to Colorado and start that new chapter of my life. Hopefully, people won't judge me and will give me the same second chance coach Embree did. I'm not going to blow it again."
Wright has not announced where he will finish the school year. It's possible he could need to attend summer school prior to arriving in Boulder.Rivals.com ranked him the seventh best cornerback and 85th best prospect in the 2012 recruiting class.